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Title: The Apalachicola times
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: H.W. Johnston
Place of Publication: Apalachicola Fla
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Publication Date: 12-20-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Apalachicola (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Franklin -- Apalachicola
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1885.
General Note: Description based on: New ser. vol. 15, no. 14 (July 14, 1900).
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By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com The daughter of an Apalachicola woman found murdered Dec. 12 has confessed to shooting and stabbing her mother on an isolated beach about 10 miles west of town, and then burying her body in a mound of debris. The Franklin County Sheriffs Of ce, with the assistance of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, arrested Sandra Anne Loudermilk-Conkel, 46, of Apalachicola, Saturday afternoon on charges of rst degree murder in connection with the death of 68-yearold Cynthia Green. She was taken to the Franklin County Jail after being apprehended without incident at the Best Western Motel in Apalachicola, where she and her mother had been staying after they were burned out of their home early last month. In a rst appearance by video Sunday before Circuit Judge Frank Shef eld, Loudermilk-Conkel was ordered held without bond, and assigned a public defender. The Of ce of the State Attorney, 2nd Judicial Circuit will prosecute this case. Undersheriff Joel Norred said law enforcement of cials interviewed several people in connection with the murder, but are not seeking other suspects in connection with the murder. We believe she acted alone, he said. According to a probable cause af davit led by Investigator Brett Johnson, Loudermilk-Conkel confessed to the murder Saturday during an interview by Johnson and lead investigator Duane Daughter charged with moms murder SANDRA LOUDERMILKCONKEL Cynthia Green, with her dog n front of her home at 191 Ninth Street, taken in January 2010. DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times See DAUGHTER A9 By LOIS SWOBODA 653-1819 | @ApalachTimes Lswoboda@star .com A bear cub injured by an automobile is back with his family and doing ne. Last week, an article in the Apalachicola and Carrabelle Times entitled Bears, bears everywhere featured a photo of a mother bear and cub. The cub was one of three being successfully raised by a bear sow in Carrabelle, a tribute to this years bumper crop of acorns. The night before the Times article was released, disaster struck when the cub was hit by a car at around 6 p.m. on Wednesday evening, Dec. 12. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Wildlife Technician Ron Copley went in search of the injured cub and found him about 50 yards into the woods, not far from the scene of the accident. Copley tranquilized the cub using a dart gun and examined it. The 100 pound cub had a bloody nose and a broken leg but seemed otherwise unhurt. Copley took the cub home and with the help of his twin grandsons, 13-year-olds Thomas and Jackson Copley Subbarao of Eastpoint, he splinted the cubs leg and put it into a pen for observation. The boys were a little nervous at rst but soon warmed up to the task of helping the cub. On Thursday morning, the bear was sitting up and alert. He was in a lot of pain and didnt ght us but Adam gave him a syringe of shot to calm him and make him more comfortable, said Copley. By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com The outlines of a deal have been reached between Apalachicola and the state of Florida to have the former headquarters of the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve revert to the city sometime next year. Pam Phillips, communications administrator for the Florida Department of Environmental Protections Of ce of Coastal & Aquatic Managed Areas, said that three-way talks between City Administrator Betty Taylor-Webb, and of cials from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, have yielded an agreement. This deal would give the city the main building, and the surrounding property including parking. Not included would be the nature walk that extends out into the bayou as well as the modular building closest to Scipio Creek. We will retain other portions of property that were still using. There is also a modular building used as ofces and as a staging area for boat slips in the marina, said Phillips. It does not include the nature walk which is still open to the public. DEP staffers are continuing to use the building, and will until the time that Governor Rick Scott and his cabinet approve the transfer of the property. As far as were concerned, the sooner the better. We dont have a date unfortunately, said Phillips. We still are running the electricity; they are in and out of it. Technically, we still are in it. We are moving forward in the midst of a process to return it to the city for their use. By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com For the rst time since Franklin Countys two-cent bed tax was rst put into place in 2005, the countys annual tourist tax revenue has passed the $900,000 mark, with a better than $100,000 increase throughout last year. Final gures for the Tourist Development Councils 2012-13 scal year, which concluded at the end of September, show the countys overnight accommodations generated a little more than $916,000, about $113,000 more than last year, for a better than 14 percent jump. Numbers for September showed that, for the rst time, that opening month of fall generated about $63,000, the rst time a September has crossed the $60,000 mark, for a 9.5 percent boost over last year. The countys biggest boost over years past came last fall and winter, when four of the rst six months of the scal year saw double-digit boosts, each greater than 30 percent. October 2011 eclipsed the $40,000 mark for the rst time ever, and at more than $48,000, was a 31 percent leap over the prior year. ANERR building to revert to city See ANERR A15 On the mend TDC revenues post record year See TDC A15 Bear cub back with family after mishap ADAM WARWICK | Special to the Times Veterinary technician Maria Steurer and Dr. Norm Griggs performed surgery on Thomas. See BEAR A14 xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx Thursday, December 20, 2012 50 WWW.APALACHTIMES.COM VOL. 127 ISSUE 34 Phone: 850-653-8868 Web: apalachtimes.com E-mail: dadlerstein@star .com Fax: 850-653-8036 Circulation: 800-345-8688 Opinion . . . . . . A8 Society . . . . . A10 Faith . . . . . . A11 Outdoors . . . . . A12 Sports . . . . . . A13 Tide Chart . . . . A13 Classi eds . . . A16-A17 DEADLINES FOR NEXT WEEK: School News & Society: 11 a.m. Friday Real Estate Ads: 11 a.m. Thursday Legal Ads: 11 a.m. Friday Classi ed Display Ads: 11 a.m. Friday Classi ed Line Ads: 5 p.m. Monday xxxxx Contact Us xxxxx Out to see Index Read childrens letters to Santa, A2-A7 Great hoop action Friday night The areas most renowned rivalry, between Port St. Joe and Franklin County high schools, will play out in Eastpoint Friday night as the Seahawks play host to the Tiger Sharks. The girls game gets under way at 6 p.m., and boys action at about 7:30 p.m. Butts and Clucks set for Jan. 5 The Weems Memorial Healthcare Foundation will hold its annual Butts and Clucks by the Bay cookoff on Saturday, Jan. 5, from noon until 5 p.m. at Riverfront Park in downtown Apalachicola. The foundation is sponsoring a pork butt and chicken cooking contest, open to local, state and outof-state teams. Awards given for cooking, presentation of booth, presentation of food, etc. Dinner served to the public, and an auction will be held with Harry Arnold as auctioneer. For more information or to enter, call 670-8261. Apalachicola Oyster Cook-Off on Jan. 19 The third annual Oyster Cook-Off to bene t the Apalachicola Volunteer Fire Department will be Saturday, Jan. 19. Friday evening will be a preview of the oyster-related silent auction items, along with a sampling of Apalachicola Bays tasty bivalves. Saturdays cook-off starts at 11 a.m. Contestants are encouraged to enter with their favorite recipe. All forms of oysters will be available to taste raw, steamed and fried. Other food items and refreshments available for purchase. Activities will include live music and dancing performances. More information will be posted soon at www.oystercookoff. com, and the event can be followed on Facebook. Holiday hours for St. George Lighthouse The Lighthouse and the Keepers House Museum and gift shop will be open from Dec. 27-29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Dec. 30 the lighthouse and keepers house will open noon to 5 p.m. On Dec. 31 the facilities will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed New Years Day.

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Local A2 | The Times Thursday, December 20, 2012 Ms. Clarks fourth-grade class Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is almost everything that is new and just came out. The one thing that I want is a Play Station Vita, Assasins creed 3. resident evil raccoon city, a bike, a new dirt bike, a slither, bey blade meta fury, a nerf vortex pyrogon, a nerf hail re. A 58 inch tv in my room, dishonered hitman, resident evil 6, call of duty Mw2. call of duty black ops 2. I wish I could go to Tampa to see the Tampa bay bucceners play. A new ripstick. A new game called Dead island. A .410 with a scoap. A 22 with a scoap and a 12 gage pumpshot gun, and some reindeer so I can be just like you. I hope you dont get stuck in my chimney, Sincerely your friend Damion Evans Dear Santa, Hi Its me Trederrion Jones. All I want four Christmas is an four-wheeler because my bike is broken, and an gator hat to where, and new clothes, and a remote-control car yellow musttne, and an puppie, and a trip to Hawaii, and New shows Jordans Blue, white and an Toshiba labtop. I cant wait to see what you got me. Merry christmas, you friend Trederrion Jones Dear Santa, I want to ask you. If you could bring me thes things. rst I would like another Xbox 360! And a dirt bike a fourwheeler maybe a puppy Halzenut choclate color please. Just a couple more things. Ipod a ipad. And the biggest thing of all is a elf from the nortpole to do my chores. And I want Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer. Ok I think thats all. Thanks I hope to see you!! Sincerely Gavyn Padilla Dear Santa Claus, All I wish from you this year is to bring the people in my family that died to see them one last time, because I have had many good times with the people that are gone and ill so please Santa make this little girl have a great time with her family and maby you can have a lot of cookies an Christmas, so come on do youre best and make me proud, thank you Santa. I will denitely put cookies on the table. I am cerious p.s. dont calf when you fall down the chimney my dog will come running after you and my cat Precous I cant wait until you make my wish come true. Your friend, Makayla Varner Dear Santa, My name is Logan. And what I want for Chrismas from you is a toy helicopter, and my jumping stilts so I can run 20 mph and jump 7 feet high. I want a big airplane so I can y it high in the sky and people can watch me y all around. Then I want a little dirt bike or a little four-wheeler so I can go to the store or ride around. A medim size metal remote control boat so I can ride it around out on the Bay. Hope to see my wishes. Your friend Logan Waller Dear Santa Claus, I want to tell you what I want for Christmas. I want a playstation 3 because it has all my favorite games and a phone so I can keep in touch with Friends and famly. And I want a Flayscreen tv because my old one is Little. And that is what I want for Christmas this year. Oh and the cookies will be on the counter if my dad does not get them. Well I sure hope your going to get me my presents! I sure hope you do not get stuck in the chimney. Sincerely, your friend, Tony Millender Dear Santa Claus, Hi Santa its me Madalyn Thompson. Its XChristmas again and I have an even bigger list of things I want so read carefully. I want a Barbie dream house, Clothes (with sequins if possible) a American doll, books (nonpicture) baby dolls, a puppy, a laptop, i-pad, x-box 360, play station 3, dolls, mp3 player, years worth of candy, perfume, makeup, sparkly pink batone, batone lessons, a piano, lots of baby doll sets, play house, ultimate tree house, scooter, ay screen tv, all the Scooby-Doo movies I dont have, a trip to Hawaii, and thats all for now. Thanks for listening. Your sweetest angle, Madalyn Thompson Dear Santa Claus, Hello my name is Marci Nicole Kelley. Well I want to tell you what I want for Christmas and why I want it. I want a Hamster and the color I want is a black and white one and why do I want one is because they are fun to play with The next thing is I want is a makeupkit from Justice it cost $72 but its got all the stuff you need for a girl body stuff makeup nail stuff. The next thing is I want is hightops the color black. Hope you dont get the chimney e. Your friend Marci Kelley Dear Santa, Im Kelson Smith this is the stuff I want for Christmas call of duty blackopps land2 with ncaa football 13 and madden 13 and Halo toys and WWe 13 and WWe toys and a phyco cycle and a blaster pro and a tim tebow jersey and a lot of remote contoled trucks and cars and monster jam trucks and shirts of drave digger and El toro loco shirts to and orida gator and texas footballs and clothes. Sincerely Kelson Smith Dear Santa Claus, This is Katie and I wanted to know if you could get a Christmas outt with a red and green bow that goes in your hair! I also want the red shirt, the green shirt, red leggings, and some sparkling green shoes! I also want all of my family to be with me on Christmas day! I promise to leave you some cookies and milk! Im just asking but could you also get me a four-wheeler?! One more thing I would like to ask you! Could you get my family and friends all what they want?! Thank you! MERRY Christmas! Your friend, Katie Cox Dear Santa Claus, Hello my name is Tina. I have been good all year and I was wondering if I can tell you what I want for Christmas by letter. Yes? OK! Well I dont really want much but, can I have a camera. Not those expensive ones but the ones that are small with that thing that goes around your neck that is conacted to it. Like tourists have. Taking pictures like tourists do will be really fun. I can take pictures of partys, family reunions, and places like St. Augustine. Well thats pretty much what I want for Christmas. Thanks for listening to what I want for Christmas Santa Claus. Sincerely, Martina Granger Dear Santa Claus, I can not wate to see you with my prasint on crismas eve nite but before you come heres what I want the rst thing I wont is a new bike to ride to school a four-wheeler to hunt with frands but last not lest these tow things one a Rc hellucopter for my bother and a new x-box 360 all for for my bother. Your friend Micah Dear Santa Claus, Hi Im Cailin I wonder if you can get me some gray legans and a phy bunny I really whant the most is a Ipod so can you buy me one If not I will ask my mama by the way I want a make up kit and a Kendale re and bring me a computer and a at screen tv a huge one please and a mokin troler for the huge at screen tv because I have cable thats why I want everything. Your friend Cailin Dear Santa Clause, I was asking you for some stuff for Christmas. I would like an ipod or touch screen phone, a remote control car, and a RC remote control boat. Because tomorrow is Christmas, and its Jesuss birthday. I hope I wake up with all of these presents. I already got you some cookies made. I hope you enjoy them. Sincerely Merry Christmas Carson Dear Santa, I would like a electric scooter for Christmas, that you sit down on. And I would like my own room and a Barbie with a camra on the stomach. And I would like a big bow. And a bigger house and to see Santa and the raindeers and to go to the North Pole and to go to Santas workshop and to see the elfs. Last but not least I would like my own bed and not a bunk bed. Sicerely, Emma Pace Dear Santa, Hi Santa I woukd like a make up kit, play bunny, I pad, I pod, four-wheeler, candy, play reindeer, elf on the set, art and craft, a bike, lip stick, play Santa Claus, a new tv, I phone 4, kindle re, laptop please not every thing but some what I do not get for Christmas I can have for my birthday my door will be unlocked so you do not have to go down the chimney because it might be drit I do not want you to get drit you are nice, kind, and friendly. I am to sometimes please get me some of these presents for Christmas if not it is ok. I have birthday. One more thing play doll. Thank you Santa Claus! Your Love Madeline Weisz Ms. Kings fourth-grade class Dear Santa Claus, It would be nice if you could do this one thing for my family, make sure all of them have enough time off for Christmas to vist for the holiday. It wouldnt be too much it is just one simple thing. Please I know you might be busy, but just this one thing will make me and my family very happy. So please make sure all of my family has enough time off for Christmas to vist for the holiday. Just this one thing. Sincerely, Katie Newman Dear Santa Claus, Hey Santa next year can you make my familys life more wonderful like helping my nana get paid more so she can come down from Louisiana to see us. Can you healing my grandgaw so she dont die on Christmas Eve. Can you help my aunt nd a new place to live. Sincerely Love Layla Dear Santa, My uncle has been having problems and I hope you can heal him. I hope I get to see him for Christmas. Hes been in the hospital for a long time. Sincerely Your friend, Ethan A. Dear Santa, What can Santa Claus do to make life wonderful next year for and your family. Can you make my nanny better becaus my nanny is sick and she cant bend her stomach because her blous make her go back in for the to the bathroom and my mom is sick and she cant brink water cause her throat will burn a lot So if you help my family get better I will love it and they will love and thats what I will like for Christmas. Love, Cheyenne Dear Santa, For Christmas I wont the enterpris form Star trek But most of all I wont all my family to be all together at my mamaw & Papaw house for present and supper for all of use theres a loot of us and that all I hope you have a good Christmas. Love Eli Whaley Dear Santa Claus, It would be nice if you could make it snow because it has never snowed. Some of my family never saw snow. Please make it the best Christmas for my brother because it is his 2nd Christmas. I want it to be the best Christmas for me and my family. Sincerely, Your friend, Tiauna Dear Santa Clause, It would be cool if you could make it snow. I also want you to make my grandmother her new home because her camper is old and is leaking. They also need money because of tax and the house. Sincerely your friend, Austin Gray Dear Santa Claus, Can you get me a house with my mom, dad, brothers, and me Can you try your best can you help me with my granny net. She has a pump that pumps her heart and if any body hits it, she will die. Can you help my uncle Tony Ray with not being sick he is coughing up and hurting bad. Your friend, Audry Yowell Dear Santa Claus, This year I want my mom to feel better also I want you to give my dad a new car but my brother needs a trampoline. I want a play station 3 DS. Santa I want this December to be the best Christmas ever and I want a brand new bike also beyblades. A new better house for us My most thing I want is my family to have best Christmas ever. Santa if Im in the naughty can you put nice list. Sincerely your friend, Francisco juan Dear Santa Claus, Me and my family would love to have a new house. With a replace in the corner. We live in a house but it needs more room to us. That was what we all wanted. But my mom, Dad, and little brother and me want something to ourself to. My mom wants dimond earings and a pearl necklace. Then my dad want a muzzleloader scope for his muzzleloader and my brother wants toys, toys, toys! That is what they want and I want a twentygauge. That is what we want and what we need for Christmas. Sincerely your friend, Landen Dear Santa Clause, I want me and my family to have a great Christmas. And my sick grandmother and dieing aunt to get better really soon. I would also like it if you could let my mom and dad get their paychecks and we can pay our bills that have to be paid soon. I would really like if you could do all of these things for me and my family. Sincerely, Shirah Dear Santa Claus, I want you to x are Atv and help me x where my mom and dad dont ght. We will have the best Christmas ever. I hope you will get a water cooled engine for me. I also hope my grandma gower because she has cancer. I want my brother to get what he wants. Love, Charlee Winchester Dear Santa Claus, I want my family to spend the whole Christmas together, to love each other and to have the best Christmas ever too. I also want my aunt to have the best Christmas ever because she is very sick. Your friend, Camron Evans Dear Santa Clause, This year I want a people mover. I also want this Christmas to be different for my family and me. Christmas is always the same. Get up open presents. Next, get in the car and drive to my dads and open presents there. Then go to my grandmas and have Christmas dinner. Its the same pattern every year. So this year I just want a people mover and you can give the presents to my family. But what I want most for Christmas is for my grandma to have a good surgery and a happy year. Sincerely, your friend, Hollie Larkin Dear Santa Claus, I want me and my family to have a good Christmas. Also I want mny granpa to come home for Christmas. I hope me and my family get what we wished for. I want it to snow. I want to help my mom make cookies and prepare the carrots. I also want my brother and Brooke to come. I want to have a good Christmas break. Love, Camille Davis Dear Santa Claus, I want to have a good year. I would like a Blackberry and a touch screen. I want a spider man shirt for my brother and a bike for him. I want a new phone for my dad and a red eye tree frog camera case for my mom. Love, Breauna Dear Santa, I want you to help me with my dad and mom. Theyre ghting who I can live with, so everyday I have to listen to it. I chose for them. Now I live with mom and I have a better life with my mom. She treats me good. She makes me make good grades, so please let my mom and dad get along better. Your friend, Adam Charles Brown, I want to nd a clear for cancer. Get presents for my family my hole family for everybodies family. In fact I am gonna git high and collog diploma. And I am gonna become a doctor and I will help nd a cuare for cancer. I want for Christmas to get ride of cancer and all tipes of cancer. And a phone thats what I want for Christmas and for everybody in the universe to have a merry Christmas to all a good night. Your friend, Charles Brown Dear Santa, I have been a good boy. Would you help my parents get presents and would you get me a lot of toys. A four wheeler, some new games. I would whant a bike and a trampoline. Sincerely, Blake Chastain Mrs. Friedmans Kindergarten Dear Santa, My name is Gracyn Paul and I am 6 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I hit my dad. This year I would like I wot a slushie machine for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Zoriah Harvey and I am 5 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I danced and sang in line. This year I would like I want a doll princess for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Khali McNair and I am 5 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I hit my brother. This year I would like a spa treatment or Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Jazmyn Pavon and I am 6 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I didnt brush my teeth. This year I would like princess toys for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Hannah Hooten and I am 5 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I broke my moms vase. This year I would like a new vase for my mommy for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Promise Suddeth and I am 6 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I didnt clean my room. This year I would like a slushie machine for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Brad Grifn and I am 5 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I fell on Promise. This year I would like a trampoline for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Zach Aikens and I am 6 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I ght with my brother. This year I would like dirt bike for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Hayden Mcgee and I am 6 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I forget to color. This year I would like a dirt bike for Christmas. Thank you Santa! All I want for Christmas is... SEE MORE LETTERS TO SANTA ON PAGES A3-A7 P HOTO S BY D A VID A D LER S TE I N | The Times Franklin second graders sing Up on the Housetop at Mondays Let It Be Christmas program

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Local The Times | A3 Thursday, December 20, 2012 Dear Santa, My name is Josh Dykes and I am 5 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I kicked my brother. This year I would like a dirt bike for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Taylen Kendrick and I am 5 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I mess with my brother. This year I would like a dirt bike for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Cole Cogburn and I am 5 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I kicked my brother. This year I would like a dirt bike for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Ben Sanders and I am 6 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I hit my brother. This year I would like a dirt bike for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Leland Flowers and I am 6 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I pushed Ben. This year I would like an ipod for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Desiree Messer and I am 6 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I was mad at my brother. This year I would like ipod for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Breanna Flemming and I am 5 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I Bi Mi buthr. This year I would like jeep for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Mrs. Allen rst grade Dear Santa, My name is Wes and I am 6 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I amodilea I got the me. This year I would like I adventure stuff for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Alona and I am 7 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I pull my sister down. This year I would like electric scooter, ipod for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Ryan Mills and I am 7 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I pulled my sister. This year I would like dirt bike, ipod for Christmas Thank you Santa! Ryan Mills Dear Santa, My name is Taylor Mallon and I am 6 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I hit my sister for biting me. This year I would like Furdy + a new dolly + I want to see Santa for Christmas Thank you Santa! Love Taylor Dear Santa, My name is Emma Rowland and I am 7 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I fell off my bunk bed. This year I would like a reil horse it will bee a mom and a dad and a babe horse it will be wite all over and black dots for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Love Emma Dear Santa, My name is Landrick Moore and I am 6 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I walked away from mom. This year I would like trah pack for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Love MX Landrick Dear Santa, My name is Malic ONeal and I am 6 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I hit my brother becoces he thru a orange. This year I would like km50. I want to see a elf for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Love Malic Dear Santa, My name is Esteban Bernabe and I am 7 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I hit my sister she push me. This year I would like bayblay and a computer for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Love Esteban Dear Santa, My name is Jordan and I am 7 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I push someone. This year I would like a bike and a X box 360 for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Love Jordan Dear Santa, My name is Amontaye and I am 7 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I for breing gening mad. This year I would like hppy houses for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Amontaye Dear Santa, My name is Trinity and I am 6 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I was being men to my brother. This year I would like a bike and Woody and Jessie and Buzz Lightyear and Bullseye for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Trinity Dear Santa, My name is Preston McLain and I am 7 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I jumped off a bridge. This year I would like I want a Powrranger Mega Blade + mongoose for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Love Preston Dear Santa, My name is Cody and I am 6 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I jump off a bridge. This year I would like a brt bike and a go cart for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Love Cody Dear Santa, My name is Andie Hutchin and I am 6 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I hid the remote from my mom. This year I would like a toy truck and a bike withtr for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Love Andie Dear Santa, My name is Conner Lolly and I am 6 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I sedd a bold word. This year I would like legos and I wont ipod, four wheeler for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Luve conner Miss Carlton rst grade Dear Santa, My name is Isabella Price and I am 6 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I ghting with sister. This year I would like a scatedord and a doll for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Colton Toream and I am 7 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I did not mi homework. This year I would like a xbox a zomdie for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Aubrie Thompson and I am 6 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I for git my homrk. This year I would like poney and name it a girl Hannaah thompson for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Kristian Kilphronis and I am 6 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I wus 3 men wist open. This year I would like mice too 2 with a frend bees a le o men for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Josalyn Ward and I am 6 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I fuss with a frend. This year I would like ds for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Jayla White and I am 6 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I frigint friedns. This year I would like Hello Kitty for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Alexcia and I am 6 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I fuss. This year I would like I like srprise for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Will Luberto and I am 6 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I hurt my sister. This year I would like a dump trailer and kabover for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Peyton Blackburn and I am 6 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I ghting wish my brother. This year I would like a dinusur rack trackfor Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Hannah Grace and I am 6 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I got in a ght with my brother. This year I would like a baby a live for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Taylor Pendleton and I am 7 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I was deg with my sistre. This year I would like Monster High Doll for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Kana Weeks and I am 7 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I hit my brother. This year I would like a want a ipod for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Jostyn tipton and I am 7 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I hit my sister. This year I would like xbox360 for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is CJ conway and I am 6 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I yelld at my mom. This year I would like a skatboard for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Thanks for your business! Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! 117 Hwy 98 Apalachicola, FL 32329 (850) 653-8825 218 Hwy 71 S. Wewahitchka, FL 32465 (850) 639-2252 302 Cecil G Costin Sr. Blvd. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 (850) 227-7099

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Local A4 | The Times Thursday, December 20, 2012 Dear Santa, My name is Reece Juno and I am 6 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I beet my little brother up. This year I would like a new skateboard for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Landon Schoelles and I am 6 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I was hafnig a Orang bay. This year I would like roseerit Doom bugee for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Jentzen Odom and I am 6 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I hit my butr. This year I would like batman for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Miss Herringtons second-grade class Dear Sant nick, Are you doing okay? Blitzen is my favorite reindeer. Of course the other reindeer are cool too. What I want for Christmas is a dirt bike. Have fun delivering presents. Love, Matt Adercrombie Dear Santy, Hi Santa! How are your reindeers? Thank you for the gifts that you gave me. This year I want a new purple bike with pink leopard print, a new chocolate dolphin fountain, a new Sparkley microphone, Some new chapter books, a new blue trampline, a new butter y Calender, a new big,big blanket with a blue Jay, my own ipad and a confy Chair! I hope you have a nice Christmas night and tell Roudolph hi! Love, Alisha Arroyo Dear Santa, How are you doing today? Im going to make you special cookies with milk. I will put it on the table for you Santa. I just wiah I had two small airsoft guns and one package of bebes! I love you Santa and be careful of res in the chimney. Be careful of the ice and snow and icecicles. You might get frozen. Love, Caleblee Cassidy Dear Santa, I love you and the Elves. Are the rein deer ne? I want a guitar and a microphone. My sister wants a Phone. I already have a Phone. I am going to Orlando on December 14, 2012 my mommy has a hurt foot so she cant go. Have a fun trip. Love your friend, Miranda Diaz Dear Santa, How is your reindeer? I love Roudolf the Best. I like your other ones too. I want a Giant Stuffe deer as big as the roof. Roudolf too. And a Giant Pillow Pet and an I Pod touch. I love you Santa. Love, Faline Everitt Dear Santa, How are you? You are great. This is all I want Butterscotch the horse. And that is the only thing I want for Christmas. I hope Mrs. Claus is doing ne. Love, Kendall Hill Dear Santa, How is Mrs. Claus? I would like a baby brother, a guitar, a new pair of butter y wings, a wand, a pupy dog. Love, Emily Dear Santa, How are you doing? Are you doing good? I want an ipod touch and a game. I hope you have a great trip. Love Mason Moses Dear Santa, How are you doing, I want a chocolate fountain, guitar, golf cart, all bey blade, drums, motorcycle for 8 year old kids, and a ipod make me smart and strong. Good luck Santa on your ride. Love, Arav Patel Dear Santa, How are you this year? I hope your elves are ready this Christmas. But one more thing Can you make me a dirt bike this year. I hope you have a great ride. Love, Jabara Pearson! Dear Santa, How are you? What cookie do you like best? How are the elfs, rein deer, Mrs. Claus. This is what I wan for Christmas. An xboxlive, xbox games like tekkit, assin creed 3, minecraft, Call of duty black ops 2, iphone 5.30, computer, ipod. Is it fun being Santa? Do you like milk with cookies. How much do you weigh? Have a safe trip. From, Owen Dear Santa, How are you Santa and Mrs. Claus. How are the elves and reindeer? I would like an ipod with headphones and a baby brother. I am going to leve cookies for you on the table. I wish I could ride the sleigh with you. I really wish I could meet you and Mrs. Claus. Love, Gabie Dear Santa, How are you? Are your reindeer OK? How are the elves doing? Howis Mrs. Claus doing? Do you like being Santa Claus? Will you please bring me an iphone, a dget, an elf and a labtop? Love, Kylah Dear Santa How are you? Do you know Shoom Boom from gaint Skylanders? Do you still have Roudolf? What do your elves really look? Do they look like the elf on this picture For Christmas, I would like Fright Rider the gaint Sklander. And Crusher the Bigger gaint Skylander. Dont forget to bring that panda that I wanted. Youre the best! Love, Jackson Dear Santa Claus How are you doing! I think you are doing good. Im doing good to. I cant what until Chrismas can you. And this is what I want for Chrismas. A thousand dollars, Calender, a cat scratcher, choclate fountain, a white cat thats real, trampoline, golf cart, a brownie maker, gumey Bear fountain, ice cream fountain, children toy car to ride color rainbow, tv, xbox360, minecraft game, electric scooter, grape smothey, fountain watermellen canes fountain, cheetah dressd color rainbow, gum cheetah fountain. Have a great mury Christmas trip. Love, Mahaley Dear Santa, How are you Guest what my Mom had a baby boy. And my sister Madyson just turned one. And my brother is good. I hope you are good too. My mom and Dad are good to. Have a great trip! From Brianna Stephens Dear Santa Claus, How are your reindeer and elves. I love you Santa and your reindeer and Elves. I will leave you some cookies and your reindeer some moss. There will be a glass of milk on the table. I want a play station with call of duty and charter three. I love you Santa. Love, Austin Dear Santa, How are you? I want a long board for Christmas, a skimboard, and a assins creed 3. I have a question is it cold? Have you ever went down the chimney and got burnt. Please dont get hurt and dont crash and another thing I want is a laptop. Sincerely, Mark Willis Mrs. Mallons second-grade class Dear Santa, My name is Daisy Jimenez and I am 7 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I .one day I was bad. This year I would like to get a skateboard and a new bike for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Ashton Amison and I am 7 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I have been bad just one time. This year I would like a ipod. And a laptop this year. And I want rollerskases for Christmas. Thank you Santa! I love you Santa. Dear Santa, My name is Jocelyn escobar and I am 7 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I one day I was bad. This year I would like a scatedoard and a new bike and a big one please for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Trenton Mcclain and I am 9 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I me being mean to my sister. This year I would like bike and a new dirt bike for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Emily Mcanally and I am 7 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I hit my sise. This year I would like a Rrite tres tat has aparkis. for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Jonathan Carter and I am 8 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I was bad. This year I would like a dirt bike and a dirt bike parts, shirt for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Leah Wren and I am 7 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I had a te whith my sister. This year I would like everything and a phone and new make up for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Nathan and I am 7 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I posht my sister. This year I would like a PS panda dert biek and a3dds for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Laithan Kent and I am 8 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I me and my sister where playing football and we wher playing she hurt her head. This year I would like PSP Happy happy Bob Bob for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Rainey Smith and I am 7 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I wald at my brothr face. This year I would like Ipd and a ahono and a babby osm for Christmas. Thank you Santa! I love Santa! Love Rainey Dear Santa, My name is Jayden Nichols and I am 7 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I hit my brother. This year I would like new iphone and a ds and a train stet for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is River Sheridan and I am 7 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I didnt do nothing. This year I would like a bow, a glow tent, and a imagin-x dinosuar for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Colin We ng and I am 8 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I bet sombidy. This year I would like Sam sony galaxy x 3a aer air soft gun for Christmas. Ie xploders x 2 remot control monster truck ping pong table jet pack legos thank you Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Eric Lau and I am 7 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I spilled milk on the oor. This year I would like a ipaid 3 for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Mrs. Martinas third-grade class Dear Sant Nickalis For Christmas I want a ipod, kildel re, phone, more homework to do, a computer and one of yors ealf, a biger tramplen to jump on, a baby buney to play with, a big head bean so I can have it, a leater form you and I want you. Love Leslie Rowland I love you. Dear Santa I was thinking a lot about Christmas and since I really dont believe in you but you give me a little proof that you are real can you send me one of your elves. I know it sounds crazy but also come to my house and on Christmas I will be awake waiting for you. And also, you can give me a chef hat, and all baking accessores like a shirt some cooking knives and biggest thing of all. AAAAAtour around your workshop. Your X friend, Nico Dear Santa I want the new Madden NFL 13 game and a ipod touch and I want a new shotgun for Christmas and a bounce back Football and more XboX live and one of your ElFs From Caleb Sevryn For Xmas I want ten new ds games and for my sister her two front teeth and a pet chicken and one of santas reindeer and a shark and to be rich From Sevryn Dear Santa, I would like a Xbox live, a bike a scooter, dirt bike, electric scooter, a wii U, bigger TV, Kindle re, Basket ball court, 3ds, Game box and a ipod and thats it Andrew Monod My wish list to Santa. From Jeremy I want 5 or 6 airsoft gun and gear, game box of burritos for my self, a Chinez person, a horse, a electric scooter, and a air hog From Eulalia Dear Santa claus what I want is a 3DS and I like games with it because I didnt like the presend some people gave me last year that is why I want this present so bad. Merry Christmas Sant Claus. Dear Santa, The only thing I want for Xmas is a wonderful Xmas a good year no toys no games, no nothing just my family. Love Alex Dear Santa, I want Xbox live for Christmas. Sophia Dear Santa Claus, What I want for Christmas is ipad 2, halo 4, call of duty black ops 2, Skylanders giants, pelat gun, and an ATV From Gavin Dear Santa, I would like a new par of nikes. And a EOdese. And a wiiu. Forem Malia Dear Sant What I want for Chirsmus is a electric gitaur and a cupcake maker and a cake pops and saushie bath and one cookie maker and electric gitaur lessons. You better get me all those things!!! Love Nadia Dear Santa, I would like a Ipod and a fourwiller From, Logan Mrs. Moses third-grade class I wish Santa would bring me very special presents. Dear Santa, For Christmas I want a bigger dirt bike, a ipod 5, a remote control monster truck the size of my desk but my real Christmas list is at home. Carson Davis I wish Santa would bring me some special presents. I want to have some legos, cars, borad games also wont to have XBOX! Zach I wish Santa would bring me 7 special presents. I wish St. Nic bring me 7 special things for Christmas. A rc car, scooter, water slide, bike, foaling air force, quad, and a red cadalack for Christmas. John I wish Santa would bring me 6 special presents. All I want for Christmas is an American girl doll, a 6 Bop, a Mini Ipad, a Iphone 5, a chiauha named Clare and a dirt bike. Meredith Alford I wish Santa would bring me 1 special presents. I wish Santa will bring me a skate borad because I can hang out with my sister Reese Hersery! Lauren Conway I wish Santa would bring me kinect special presents. I wish santa would bring me a ps3 and a wiiu and a wii Nintendo and a ps2 and a ps5and a ipod a ipod 5 a ipod 3 a ipod 2 a ipod 1 santa would also bring me wii in a sackbag so he can play a video game with me and I want a ipad 2 and ipad 1 Shandell I wish Santa would bring me cool special presents. The rst thing I wish Santa will bring me a scooter that is a green scooter nothing but green on the scooter because I can bring it to the skate pack so I can play When my brother goes longboarding down town I can have fun because I can go ride with cody on the road I think I will enjoy a scooter so I want a scooter I thang I can have really fun riding on my scooter so thats what I want from santa I will love my scooter so much I will ride it every day I wanted a scooter for a long time So I think I can get a scooter that I can ride I will love a scooter for Crismas and a cottonmouth Colin I wish Santa would bring me 8 special presents. What I want Santa to bring for Christmas is a puppy Ipad, puppy doll 2 of the dolls at target my room painted red ant Iphone + a dirt bike Jasmine Richards I wish Santa would bring me 0 special presents. All I want for Chrismas is to spend Chrismas with my family and help pepol how dont have enophe food and money I wat to help kids in the offeng (orpahange?) and children that are heart and in the hospiatal and wihs them a mery Chrismas and a happy New Year Torin Spohrer I wish Santa would bring me a lot special presents. Dear Santa, I would like you to bring me a ipad, ipod, iphone, Simnole pillowei, Wiiu, video games, colothing, bike, hat, bike lock, lock, shoes, high hells, dirt bike, toy plane, simnole poster, musels, a Amercina Girl Doll, Chawhaw named Alexis and nlly a $1,000 Kindel re, Babby Alive. Jaclyn iPhone I wish Santa would bring me 4 special presents. I wish Santa for an ipad and I wish him for a new bike, and I want it to be purple. And I wish for a baby doll that looks real and it costs $129.99. And a camara. Myia Maxwell I wish Santa would bring me a special presents. I like a baby alive that works, baby dolls, Barbie dolls, Ipad, elf, tramPalean, IPhone, 3d ds, lala Loopsy, wii, and a pug named Buttercup. Lanie Allen I wish Santa would bring me special presents. I wish santa would bring ,e 6 things a kindle re, orbezzs ladybug, gak, craola digital light disinger, craola glow book and a remot controwl turanchla (tarantula?). Gracie Smith I wish Santa would bring me 4 special presents. I wish santa will bring me a dirt bike and a black op 2 and air soft gun and a golf cart Wil Varnes I wish Santa would bring me 3 special presents. A go cart a rozeball talble A Hot rodes and a motor scooter and a 1,0,000 XBOX 360 and a Flat screen TV Hunter Duval I wish Santa would bring me 3 special presents. I want XBOX 360 Privet Jet and to spend time with my family Joseph I wish Santa would bring me 20 special presents. 1 is a laptop 2 is a video game called black op 3 is a mini ice hockey table 4 is my two front teeth 5 is is a rock board mini 6 is a new bike 7 is a ipod 5 8 is 9P.S. nine is a 50 inch atscren tv 10 is a 12 gage shotgun 11 is a Power Wing 12 is a new baseball 13 is a bop it XT 14 is a cat 15 is a longboard 16 is a bow 17 is a NFL football 18 is a new pair of shoes 19 is a golf cart 20 is a cheesecake Weston Bockleman Mrs. Lubertos second-grade class Dear Santa, To make me a very very good year you can give me Rudolph Mr. I want a Ipod. I want a monster High bike. I want all the monster High dolls.I want Xbox 360. Love Marissa Gilbert Dear Santa, From all of us at, Bo Knows Pest Control (850)227-9555 25+ years experience Merry Christmas & PUBLIC NOTICE ers These Franklin County second graders are little angels in Monday evenings Let It be Christmas program

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Local The Times | A5 Thursday, December 20, 2012 To make me have a wonderful year you can of course if you bought me a dget it would be great Love Aubree and if you can turn me into a elf and take me to the north Pole I would love that. Love Aubree Dear Santa, To make me have a wonderful year you can make my mama come home and get lots of toy and every cild a toy Love, Shalyn Massey Dear Santa, To make me have a wonderful year you can make me happy is a brand new phone and a new make up set and money and Rudolph with his shiney nose and a beutful wing and a shiney Rudolph dress Love, Mikaela Dear Santa, To make me have a wonderful year you can get me a IPod tuch. Of course if you bought me a IPod tuch it would be preety Love. Emily Fichera Dear Santa, To make me have a wonderful year you can get me a puppy. Of course if you bought me a bow it would be wonderful. Love Jorden. And kiss Rudolph and I would love a Fulwiller. Lov you Santa Dear Santa, To make me have a wonderful year you can tern me into a elf and he can take me to the North Pole And Made lots and lots of toys. Love Xavier Martin Dear Santa, Heres what you can do to have a good year give me in ifone and Rudolph nose for a ashlight Love Daylon Hunings Dear Santa, Wat I want for Christmas is to make me have a wonderful year you can if you brought me a puppy. It would be nice because I would have someone to play with but how do you go down chimney Love: Adia Siler Dear Santa, To make me have a wonderful year you can give me a cruse of the Sea of course if you bought me a cruse it would be big. Riley Dear Santa, To make me have a wonderful year you can give me a xbox 360 of corse if you bought me a swing set it would be cool. Love Kaiden Dear Santa, To make me have a wonderful year you can help help my mom with her leg and give me a iphone of cours If you can braning Rudolph for I can merry him it would be funny! Love tyAsia Dear Santa, To make me have a wonderful year you can bring me a psp and a phone Because you are nice to people Thats why we Love you Santa and I want money and please bring my sister a pse a money and phone Love Brianna Dear Santa, To make me have a wonderful year you can bring me a dirt bike and a donkey and a pig and that will be a good Christmas and all you have to do is sit back and relex Love Parker Mrs. Fords third-grade class Dear Santa, Next year Santa will make a good Chrismas and Inohe (know) for evey boby. With love from Holly Dear Santa, Can you please make thing berrt (better?) for me and m7y family because I want thing to go grate Because next year on Christmas eve and Christmas Day and New Year I hope it be the greatest Christmas next year. With love from Love Saunti Dear Santa, Wow! Can you imagine getting the most beatyful gift from Santa. Do you know that Santa will Do any thing for you. I am about to tell you what Santa can do for me and my Family. All I want Santa to do is make it snow. I want Santa to make it snow because it is very fun when it snow. Also you can have a snow ball Fight. I have leared a valuable lesson that you only get present if you do what you parents say. With love from Janura lane Dear Santa, You make my Chrismas better by sending me a dirt bike a real mini dirt bike. So I can race my 26 year old sister on the fockwheller (four wheeler?) I am going to smoke her She is going to eat my dust With love from Austin James Dear Santa, He can mack it snow so I can mack a hile and shut stuff and have a snowball ware and chet and yous a pantball gune it will be fun for ever wone. With love from Josh Dear Santa, You can make my life better if you would make it snow I always wanted to see snow but it dont snow in orida but one day I will go somwere. Were it snows. I hope you make it Snow Santa With love from Sadie Dear Santa, I wot it to sonow herw in ord I nevr. Sen it sonos on od. Nest yer I hop it senit od. With love from Robert Schmidt Dear Santa, Imagine my family would bring me a good present even Santa Claus would bring me a good present. Im sure that he will bring me anything I want. Thats why I love Santa With love from Blakely Dear Santa, I hope Santa will bring me a phone next year be cause I really want a phone. With love from DG Dear Santa, You could make my life better if you could get me a teddy-bear for my mom. I would like to get my brother a fake bebe gun because he would stop beging for a bebe gun What I want is an ipod that would be the best thing for my hole family I love you so much Santa With love from Rebecca Dear Santa, Santa Claus can help me and my family by giving us the presents we want. He knows what we want. Santa Claus knows if we were naughty or nice. My family and I wish we could see snow I hope you get this message Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus With love from Larry Jacob Winchester Dear Santa, I would like if you could make it snow. The reason I would like you to make it snow is because it has not snowed ones in Florida. Also because I have never seen the snow in person. And my mom and my aunt say it is realy pretty wher you see snow in person. And that would make it a good year for me if you could make it snow. With love from Barbara Sutcliffe Dear Santa, Santa claus can make my family happy he is the best Santa I have ever seen in my life he make sure that the your sleep and they are good and I think that he will watch use. With love from Kiani Aniya Allen Mr. Boyds third-grade class Dear Santa, My name is Cassandra Gibbens and I am in third grade. Thank you for all the gifts you gave me. This year I am asking for something different. I would like for snow. I never seen snow. Thats why I want snow. If get snow I would make snow angles. I would have snow ball ghts with my friends. I would make snow men. I love Christmas! Even if I dont get presents, Christmas is about giving and celebrating Jesuss birthday. I love spending time with my friends and family. Hats another about Christmas. I wish I could give you a present. But how would I deliver it to you. I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas. Dear Santa, My name is Grace Patterson and I am in 3rd grade. I really want it to snow every day. Can you make that happen? That would make it the best Christmas ever. And enouf snow to make a show angel. And I would like to have some presents too. Love Grace Dear Santa, My name is Elijah Mathes and I am in the third grade and my dad moved away and I want him to live with us. I miss him and I was wondering if you could make him come back. He moved away because of his job and he has no car and his friend cant drive from Sumatra through Eastpoint pick up my dad and then go all the way back to Eastpoint. Sincerely Elijah Dear Santa, My name is Kristen estes and I am in third grade. I want you to help my Mom. She is sick. So is my Dad. Can you make them feel better. I love you Santa Claus. Dear Santa, My name is Annie A. Smith and I am in the third grade my life pretty good except my uncle Randy is dying and I hope he will get better next year I would be so grateful if you could make him better. I heard that you can do anything so all I would need for Christmas is my uncle Randy to feel great again. Thank you for your time to listen Santa Claus. Love you. Dear Santa, My name is Shasta Whitnauer and Im in third grade. I hope you get this. I think you could make my years better like when my family gets sick. My nana coming to Ga an I need you to help her so she dont reck. So my mom has to go to Ga so she can bring my nana to FL. I need them not to reck. Merry Christmas Dear Santa, My name is Kristen Stancil and Im in third grade. I really want to see my dad. Can you do it? Thanks Kristen S. Dear Santa, My name is Brantly Richards and I am in third grade. Next year all that I want is not to get hurt at all. That would be a great present for me. Love Brantly Mrs. Barbers fourth-grade class Dear Santa, Just to let you know I believe and count on you. Please visit my house. Weve got cookies and milk. I know that you sent the elves to look after me and my brother and sister, and every year you bring me something for Christmas. I want a Key board and karaoke machine. Sorry we made the elves leave. I was mad. Please tell Elfy were SORRY. PS My stocking is white. Sincerely, Your friend, Tressie Dear Santa, I would like a Iphone or a camou age four wheeler. The reason I want an Iphone is because I dont have a phone that is good as an Iphone. An Iphone is the most popular phone in Florida. Now here is the reason I want a camou age four wheeler: because I can go into the woods, and go down the highway with my four wheeler. The reason I want to go in the woods is so I can hunt. The reason I can go on the highway is so I can see a lot of people. Your friend, Krystina Dear Santa, I would like homeschool. Thats the best thing I want for Christmas. The next thing is to have a better life. My life sucks because my mom is in prison so I would like a new family. The last I would like a great Christmas for my brothers and sister also for the old man. So you know what I want for Christmas. Ashton Dear Santa, There is only one thing I want for Christmas. That one thing is to be with my family. The reason I want to be with my family is because they will always love me. They will never dump me. Sincerely, Your friend, Stephen Dear Santa Claus, My name is Alaina Wilson and Ive been a good girl and I want to know how Msr. Claus is. So I want a couple of Christmas presents. I want a Barbie and a golf cart too. So last but not least, a club house and one more thing is an Iiphone 5. Your friend, Alaina Dear Santa, Is it cold up there? Well what I want for Christmas is a Lincoln log set for my papa. He never got it for Christmas when he was little. So I just want him to be happy. What another present is a dinosaur Lego set and a remote control helicopter. Merry Christmas! Love Brycin Dear Santa, I want to get a dirt bike for Christmas and a four wheeler to ride in mud on. Santa, I want a gas powered RC car. The reason I want those three things is because the dirt bike you can jump hills, but you have to be careful on it because you will wreck. You have to watch out for cops. On a four wheeler you have to wear a helmet and watch for cops. On a RC car you have to watch where it goes because if you get it in mud or water it will mess up the motor or the gears by getting mud all in it and over it. Most people go in mud and it messes it up. But I am not going to go in mud because I treat my stuff good and always will. Dear Santa Claus, Jordan Dear Santa, Just to tell you what has been going on. Me and my brother have been kinda good this year and if you send an elf well have extra good behavior. I want to ask you something. Do you like Cookies or brownies with your milk? How is Dasher, dancer, prancer, Vixen, Comet Cupid and Donder and Blitzen? Thats a lot of reindeer, but you haft to have them. Im going to tell you what I want for Christma. I want an Ipod, nook, bike, and a hottub. Thats what I want. Thank you! Love, Destanie Dear Santa, All I want for Christ mas is an Ipad, Call of Duty and last but not least, an Iphone 2. I am the kid that owns Pep the elf. Today he is hugging our rain deer. Its stuffed. Pep is awesome. Love, Cole Shelley Dear Santa, What I want is a dirt bike, lap top and a shotgun. Why I want a dirt bike is because I want to ride in the mud and scare little kids. The reason why I want a laptop is because I want to get Facebook and talk to people and get on Minecraft. The reason I want a shotgun is because I like hunting. I hope you check that list twice because im nice. Sincerely, your friend, Caden Dear Santa, My name is Rayna how are you. Are you doing good. What I want for Christmas is a secret will you tell. A Droid and a new Case for my make up. And the rest is just to see Speed time wint my family and frindes. So if I got those things I would be as happy as a frog. So have a Jolly Joy mery happ Splendid Christmas. I put it in the nicest way I could. I Belive in you but a lot of people dont like Caden Ashton and Ashley and Ryan But I do so spred your macik and mack them Belive. Love, Rayna Dear Santa, What I would like for Christmas is a Nintendo dsxl. I would like this ds to be pink with purple owers on it and I would like it to have a camera in it so I can take pictures The second present I would like is an Iphone 5. I would like a pink case. Last but not least, a huge doll house. It has to be pink and purple with dolls in it. Sincerely your friend, Maliah Dear Santa Claus, I know its hard at the North Pole but me and my sister and brothers have been good so all we want for Christmas is my family and Xbox 360. I know you are real but other people dont think you are real but I do because I believe in you because you are my hero. So thats all I wanted for Christmas is my family and Xbox 360 with 5 games Sincerely, your friend, Jarvis Turrell Love Jarvis Dear Santa, How are you doing? I hope you can give me a present for Christmas. I want a real cat with a black body and a white spot on his neck. I also want a make-up set and ten packages of earrings. Merry Christmas Santa! Love, Andrea Cooper Dear Santa, How was your year? My year was exciting. Going back to school after summer is my favorite. What kind of cookies do you want? Peanut butter is my favorite. For Christmas I would like you to bring me a laptop, phone, boots, a Kindle re, an out t, Justice gift card, camcorder and perfume. Love, Alexis Parks Mrs. Cumbies rstand second-grade classes Dear Santa, How are your elves? I think I have been good because I helped my mom fold the clothes. I helped my sister and dad too. I would like a pink ds the game. I want a Mario cart. And also a new Mp3 player also a furby. Your friend, Autumn Loesh WEEMS MEDICAL CENTER EAST 110 NE 5TH ST CARRABELLE 697-2345 WEEMS MEDICAL CENTER WEST 135 AVENUE G APALACHICOLA 697-2345 WEEMS MEDICAL CENTER EAST 110 NE 5TH ST CARRABELLE 697-2345 WEEMS MEDICAL CENTER WEST 135 AVENUE G APALACHICOLA HOLIDAY Greetings! FROM Weems Hospital & Weems Medical Centers Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! Tim, David, Lois, Gail, Kari & Joel Tim, David, Lois, Tim, David, Lois, Tim, David, Lois, from

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Local A6 | The Times Thursday, December 20, 2012 Dear Santa, How are you and your elves doing on the work? I would like a iphone 5 and an ipod. Also, I would like an Xbox 360 game called Saint Row 2. I have been very good this year but I have been a little bad. Your friend, Dax chitty Dear Santa, How are you doing? Can I please get a Goose Bumps horror Land? Please ive been very good this Christmas. How are your elves? And your reindeer. Your friend, Corbin Pritchard Dear Santa, I have been verry good this year. I would like to have an Xbox 360 and + Minecraft game for xbox 360. Your friend, Don Davis Dear Santa, How are your reindeer doing I Clean up my room. I hope you can you can come. And see us. I hope you can visit and call us again. I wll be good all this year untell the next Christmas. I want a furby be for Christmas. Your friend, Emily Dear Santa, Ive been good this year. Are you ready for Christmas? I want a DST. Your friend, Christian Wilson Dear Santa, Haw are your elves Doing? I have been good this year. For Christmas I want a monster high doll. Aelso haw are your reindeer? I hope you have a good year Ho Ho Ho Your friend, Bradly Dear Santa, How are your reindeer? Is Roudolf felling well? Are you ready for Christmas? Your friend, Jada Allen Dear Santa, How are your elves? Santa Ive been realy good. I want an Itab and an mp3 player. Can I also have a touch screen phone. Also can you bring my parents present please. Can you bring my brother some toys to. And can you bring my sister some toys to. Thank you. Your friend, September Ferrell Dear Santa, How are you doing? I have been so good! I would like a big blue bike. And you are the best Santa ever and Merry Christmas. Your friend, Kimmie Dear Santa, How are your elves? I have been nice bedcause I help my mom do the Christmas tree. The mian thing I want is an iPod touch screen. Your friend, Ethan Shirley Dear Santa, I have been good this year. I helped my dad clean the house. Please bring me a real kitten for Christmas. Your friend, Cloey Malone Dear Santa, How have you been doing? How are your elves? I have been very good. I would like a new bike and a Baby Alive. And I would like a Dizzy Dancer. I would like a mp 3 player and also a furby. Your friend, Jaylan Prince Dear Santa, Are your reindeer ready for Christmas? I was very good this year. Santa I would like a bass boat for Christmas. Your friend, Xavier Glass Ms. Schaffers third-grade class Dear Santa, I was very good this year. Are you and the elves good and working hard? I hope so because I got a problem here. I need some things that will make my life and my familys life wonderful. My mom and dad need money and so do I. I need a new phone and a orange wii. Also my brother needs new earphones. I would like a camo phone case if Im not naughty this year. I think Im nice this year. Also I need my family to come together because that is the point of Christmas. It is sharing time together with your family! Sincerely, Marina ONeal Dear Santa, Will you help my (family) They cant catch oysters Catch they onle cich shells They anhe cich 4 bags Love Logan Ray Smith Dear Santa, How have you been doing? Ive been great. Ive been having a problem. Its about money. My mom and dad dont have a lot of money. They do have some so far this Christmas. Will you help us out but I also want a wii also a trampoline and a Swiss army knife. Love, Sage Brannan Dear Santa, Santa am I on the naughty list or the good list? Santa to help make my familys life better this year could you please make my Grandma and Grandpa come back? This is what I want for Christmas. I want for Christmas. I want a furby, a four wheeler with cheetah print, my little sister to act mature, a snow cone maker, a whole stocking full of nail polish, the whole collection of full house, a pet horse, a big very big jungle gym, a pet rabbit and last but not least, my whole family to come together on Christmas Eve. Love, Maddison Brence Whitton Dear Santa, Can you send your elves to come help me with my mom. We both need help cleaning up our yard and our house. So we need help bad. Can you please help us. We then need your help because we have a bad problem xing our boat and car. From Andrew Kuhner Dear Santa, I have been good. So could you help my famile to by Christmas and to by cookes. And to by food and drink and to give my famile money so we can by ham or terkey and coked good for Christmas. Love Trinity Cossell Dear Santa, What can make my life wonderful is that Mom and Dad can give me money, get a new truck, you can send elves to help clean up the house. I can relax, I CAN maybe be naughty or nice. I can be happy if you can bring presents to me. Love, Tate Dear Santa, I want you to give my ant Angie some money so she can get a car and a house. So she doesnt have to live in a trailer or camper. I also want to give the homeless people some money. We also can give the kids that have no toys some toys. Love, Emma Jae Crum Dear Santa, How are the elves and Mrs. Claus. My family needs a little help with Christmas. I want orbeez lady bug also a jit friend-two more things. Twitter dance, and ipod. My parents would like a new car. So my family would t in one car. Love, Brooklyn Shae ONeal Dear Santa, How are you? Can you help my granny get a new home? My mom needs a motor for her jeep. Please get my Dad more gas for his 354 tack z71. Love, Mason Bray Dear Santa, Will you send some elves to come clean my bed room and my living room? My mom needs some money I will get to doing chores. Love Jocelyn Webb Dear Santa, I need you to make my familys life better is that my family need more money and thats all! From Brandon Polous Mrs. Gibson second grade Dear Santa, You could do so much to make life wonderful and thats why I love you so much. Christmas is my favorite holiday. Me and my mom want her to get a job. I want my eye to get better and to get a bigger house. Happy Holidays! Your friend, Karlee Cruson Dear Santa, I would like you to make snow because my family loves the snow. I would like Santa to make a wonderful year for me and my family. I would drink hot chocolate with my family because my family likes hot chocolate. I would like to watch TV with my family. Your friend, Lais ramirez Dear Santa, I want you to nd my mom a better job. You can make my familys life wonderful by giving us a Christmas next year. Santa leaves wonderful presents under the tree every year. I always tell Santa thank you. I love Santa. Your friend, Brooklyn Faith Dear Santa, Would you make my mom and tata stop ghting all the time? Your friend, OMarion Dear Santa, I would like you to make it snow. Im sure it will make my year perfect. Santa I would like you to make Christian not be a bully to everyone. I hope you could do all this for me and more. My family and I will have a spectacular year next year. Your friend, Ellis Billingsley Dear Santa, I would like a new cat for me and my family. I would little bit more money for me and my family. I would like some clothes for me and my family. I would like a bed for me and my family. I would like a blanket for me and my family. Your friend, Matthew Gordon Jr. Dear Santa, I would like a Mansion for Christmas for my family and friends. In the morning it will be there. I want it to rain food. I want Santa to give my mom and dad a gift. Your friend, Justus Spell Dear Santa, I would like you to nd a job for my mom so we can have more money and a lot more toys and a lot more stuff and a peaceful heart. If you can do this I will have a Merry Dear Santa, I would like you to spread the Christmas Spirit across the world. Then everyone will have a good Crhistmas. Santa will bring everyone gifts. All I want is to let everyone have a great Christmas The family and friends will get up and open our gift. I dont want any gift besides this, this year. Your friend, Tashawn Jones Dear Santa, I want my siblings to stop ghting. They ght about whos fatter. Nobody like it. I agree with them except I think theyre both chubby. I love every thing about my life besides how my siblings ght. Your friend, Lucy E. Dear Santa, You can give us more money. You can give me more food. You can get me a toy. You can make us happy. You can give us the holiday spirit. You can give us the best time ever. I can be good and he will hopefully give us happiness and more. Your friend, Lindon Banks Dear Santa, You can give us more money. We would like more peace and harmony. Give me a grateful heart and more love for my family. Help me take care of my dog Lilly and make sure she is fed and have a house to sleep in if it is raining. DO NOT let her get run over. Your friend, Emily Smith Dear Santa, I would like for you to make it snow on Christmas. Would you get stuff for my family on Christmas. When we wake up on Christmas, our mom needs something for Christmas. Our family needs something for Christmas. We love Christmas even on Christmas Eve. I love my family. Your friend, Tariah Jones Dear Santa, I would like you to nd a job for my mom so we can have more money and a lot more toys and a lot of stuff and a peaceful heart and a new house. If you can do all this I will have a Happy New Year. I wish my dad will come back to my house. I will be glad if he does that. Have a Great Christmas Santa. From Willie Mrs. Blackburns second-grade class Dear Santa, I have been good this year and I have been wanting a mh doll for Christmas and a gite to. And I have bell wanting a baby boll for Christmas and a dress that goes with it. And one of the elfs come to my house and to meat a doll named Santa. And I have cookies + milk + sum cearits for the reindeer. Your friend, Kaylee Dear Santa, You know that I am good every year. These are some of the things that Ive done that are good. I help my brother wash the car. I would relly like for Christmas. I hope you give me every thing on my list. Your friend, Kyera Dear Santa, I want my brother to get alone. Your friend, Zach Dear Santa, I think Im excellent I have been good for presents. I would like a orbes spol and an ipod. And one thing about Christmas is Presents. Please bring me all of the things I want for Christmas. Your friend, Brittany Dear Santa, I love you Santa! I have been good I help my mom with the dishes I would want a air hockey table I will leave cookies and milk if you give me everything I want. Your friend, Ethan Dear Santa, 1. You know Ive been good 2. or bad 3. I would be good this year 4. I been good this not bad this year Your friend, Simon Dear Santa, I want a game called buity black Ops it to have zomes and free for all I love Santa and my hole family. Even you Santa you are the best in the would you to elf love Santa and the elf and my family love fome Dylan You to family Santa Your friend, Dylan Dear Santa, You know I have been good or bad. I thike I need presents. I halp my mom. I would relally like a electric diary and a new bike and a ipad and the best Christmas evry for Christmas. Your friend, Sarai Dear Santa, You know if Iv ben dad or good and if iv ben good can you give me toys and a cuple of video games? Your friend, Ryland Dear Santa, You know Ive been good or not. I get up for school. I sow my dads old Elf. More Monster High Stuff. I will leave you cookes and milk if you bring me alllllll I want. Your friend, Kelsey Marissa Dear Santa, I want a Xbox 360 for Christmas. I always wanted one for Christmas. I wish you can git one for me. To Santa. Your friend, Lee Adkins Dear Santa, I want a ipad and a gas powred drt bicke and tucke and a car. Your friend, Erin Devon Dear Santa, You know whether Ive been good or bad this year. These are some of the things Ive done that are good I made good grades in school I made A-B honor roll. I really like a toy for Christmas. I would like a turck and a bodyshine and orbees with a spa and bike car and that is all Your friend, Emma Mrs. Dempseys kindergarten class Dear Sant, Can I have a dirt bike op hobe, and a ipod. Your friend, Bradley Spell Dear Santa, Can I have a Dollhouse heel boots tablet Your friend, Jordan Barber Dear Santa, Can I have a jeep, a bike and roller skates Your friend, Leroy Shiver Dear Santa, Can I have a scooter, a pet sh and a radio. Your friend, Josiah Friddle Dear Santa, Can I have a dirt bike, a tablet and a toy truck. Your friend, Malichi Rivera Dear Santa, Can I have a four wheeler, a toy mud truck and a dirt bike Your friend, Austin Shiver Dear Santa, Can I have a slay, a video game and a skate board Your friend, Aiden Hicks Dear Santa, Can I have a toy gun motorcycle and a pet reindeer Your friend, Austin Glass Dear Santa, Can I have a Barbie house ice machine Your friend, Shakira Miller Dear Santa, Can I have a Barbie house phone Your friend, Michelle Dear Santa, Can I have a dirt bike phone, toy snake Your friend, Preston Butler Dear Santa, Can I have a bike boots and tableta Your friend, Michael Hill BE PART OF THIS ONE-OF-A-KIND EVENT IN THIS AREA! 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Local The Times | A7 Thursday, December 20, 2012 Dear Santa, Can I have a Barbie, and a phone, computer Your friend, Adrionna Martin Ms. Childress rst grade Dear Santa, Merry Christmas I hope Everything is going good for you good for you I have tried to be good this year I would like a Truck and a Boat for Christmas I will leave cookies and milk for you Signed Justin Stephens Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I hope everything is going good for you I tried to be very good this year Batman game Xbox Batman game + Xbox W leave cookies and milk you. Signed Haiden Parks Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! Everything I tried to be good for you I would like a monster truck and a remote control boat. Signed Channon Roberts Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I hope everything is going good for you. I would like a bicycle and a scooter. Signed Gabriela Dia Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! Everything I tried to be good for you I would like a gingerbread house and a bicycle. From Harmony Malone Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I hope everything is going good for you. I tried to be very good this year I would like a car and a toy dirt bike. Signed Dominic Durbin Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I hope everything is going good for you. I tried to be very good this year I would like a a Little baby doll and Seam Pantage (a paint set) Signed Kayleigh Leonard Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I hope everything is going good. I would like a easybake ultimate oven and a cheerleader doll that sings. I will leave some milk and cookies. Signed Emma Maldanado Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I hope everything is going good for you! I tried to be very good for you! I would like a bicycle and a gingerbread house. Signed Josie Smith Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I hope everything is going good for you. I like a DR bick (dirt bike) Me and my frgs like game I like a cprtu (computer) I like for ir. I like a truck. I like a tevey (tv). I liked cru. Signed Marcus Clayton Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I hope everything is going good for you. I tried to be very good for ChristmasI would like a snowboard and a truck. Signed Gaven Freeman Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I hope everything is going good for you. I tried to be very good this year! Would like a helicopter and a car. Signed Esteban Juan Ms. Browns First Grade Dear Santa, I am a good girl I want Santa to come to my house and I want to get a laptop and a toy cop car for Christmas. I also want my sister Alissia to be good to me. I want my Grandma to come to my house for dinner on Christmas. Love, Hayden Butler Dear Santa, I have been a good girl. I would like these things, a four wheeler, an ipod, and a computer. I want my brother Malichi to get a new dirtbike. I also want a 3DSXL and a picture of my Great Grandpa. Love, Aniyah Rivera Dear Santa, I have been a good boy this year. For Christmas this year I would like an Ipod touch, a gas four wheeler, a football, an Xbox 360, a 22 and a pellet gun, Love, Anthony Stulsky Dear Santa, I have been a good boy. I want an Xbox 360 for Christmas. Love, Blake Reese Dear Santa, I have been a great boy this year. I would like a 3DS, an Xbox 360, a bike, a football, a ripstick and a skateboard for Christmas. Love, Dillon Evans Dear Santa, I have been a good girl and would like a password journal for Christmas. Love, Natalie Gibbens Dear Santa, I have been a good boy this year. I would like an Xbox 360 and an ipod. I would like a ZuZu pet too. Love, Max Thompson Dear Santa, I have been a good girl. I wish for an Xbox 360. Love, Cayleigh Stephens Dear Santa, I have been a good girl this year. I would like to have and Ipod and a 3DS for Christmas. Love, Lynzi Kelley Dear Santa, I have been a good boy this year. I would like these things for Christmas, a red bike, a football, a dog, a cat, and a nerf gun. Love, Ryan Britcher Dear Santa, I have been a good boy this year. I would like an Xbox 360, a dirt bike, an Ipod Touch, a at screen TV, a Wii U controller and a 22 Cricket. Love, Brayden Barwick Dear Santa, I have been a good boy this year. I would lime these things for Christmas, a DSI, a play truck, an Ipod, a new bike, a dog, an xbox 360, a hunting game, a football and a pool. Love, Reid Nix Dear Santa, I have been a great boy this year. I would like an Ipod touch, a remote control Cadillac, an xbox 360. How are you doing Santa? I want an airsoft gun too, and a helicopter. Love, Lonnie ONeal Dear Santa, For Christmas this year I would like a dirt bike, an xbox 360, a laptop, a watch, a toy car, and a Christmas tree for my Mama. Love, Jacob Sanford Dear Santa, For Christmas this year I want stuff to be a Ninja, Numchucks and a fake sword. I want a helicopter too. Love, Daylen Gilbert Dear Santa, This year I want new Monster High Dolls, Abbie and Toraligh. Love, Janalyn Hippensteal Dear Santa, This year for Christmas I want a transformer, a train named Percy, and an airplane. Love, Michael Humphries Ms. Vauses rst-grade class Dear Santa, I want a 4-Wheeler for me and my brother. I wish I could get a toy boat, too. I want my mama to have a better room because its too small for her. I wish for my brother, Bailey, to have an X-Box. Thank you Santa. From Tyren Gordon Dear Santa, I would like to go to your house. I would like to see how you make presents. I want a toy robot that will dance with me. I want it to be blue with two red eyes. It would be great if it could cook dinner so my mom wouldnt have to make it. I have been very good. I love you, Santa From Caitlin King Dear Santa, I would like to see you when you come to my house to give me presents. I think you are nice. I hope you can bring a dirt bike for my brother. I want an ipod and a phone. I am going to bake you some chocolate chip cookies. From Chase Millender Dear Santa, I love you because you deliver presents to everyone. It makes everyone feel good. What I want most of all is a good truck or car for my family to drive around on. A 4-wheeler would be fun, too, because I can ride around on it. Thats all we need. From Tyler Baxley Dear Santa, I like it when you bring presents because I can open them. I hope you bring me a phone because I can call my Nana Kim and Papa Rusty. I want my mom to have 3 necklaces. I want my dad to have two pairs of new shoes. Id like a go-cart for the whole family to have together to ride in the woods. I want my nana to have a new phone and my papa to have a new job so he doesnt have to oyster. From Ansley Savage Dear Santa, I want a dirt bike where I can ride it down the road. I would like some beyblades where I can rip them and ght Dax because he has one. I want my mom to have a golden ring and my sister to have a necklace. I would like you to make a way so I dont have to take out trash. The trash bags get heavy when they are full. Oh, and I really want to pet one of your reindeer. From Chandler Sanders Dear Santa, I want a dirt bike and I will ride it on the dirt road. I want a phone so I can call people and play games. I want a remote control motorcycle and a 22. And I want drums that you beat on. I love you, Santa, I hope you bring these for me. From Terry Proctor Dear Santa, When we open our presents I want you to watch us so we can have a good time. I really want to see you. I want whatever I get. I will be happy because you know what I want. I want to see your reindeer, Comet and them. Can me and my sister pet them? I de nitely want to see Rudolf. I want to see his nose glow. I want it to snow because it never snows in Carrabelle. Can you please make it snow in Carrabelle. Love, Aryauna Benjamin Dear Santa, I love you so much. I would love to come to your house because I want to see reindeer and play in the snow even though I dont have a winter jacket. Can I have a dirt bike for Christmas. And a Wii U. I would like sticky shoes where I can walk all over the walls. And invisible spray that will turn me invisible where I can scare everybody. I would like for my brother to have a bag of toys, not a bag of doo doo like he got me last year. I want my momma to have a big, big angel with wide open arms to put stuff on. My daddy always wanted a new 4x4 truck. Thank you Santa for getting this for us. Love, Dakota Shiver Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is a Kindle Fire and a dirt bike. Can I come to your house in the North Pole? I will feed your reindeer and I will help Mrs. Claus bake cookies. I have been a good boy. Love, Gavin Shelley Dear Santa, I want my own room for Christmas. I dont want to sleep with my brother. I want it to be brown and black and yellow. I want a big TV with a Xbox 360 delete and two remote controls. Last thing is that I want a new black and yellow bike. I really want to go to the North Pole to see you. Love, Aden Bass Dear Santa, I want an ipod, a ds, and a phone and mp3 player. I want a new bike and I want a ring for my mama. I want my nanny to have new jewelry. I want a tree topper because we dont have one. I want it to be of Jesus. And I want a 4-wheeler for my brother. I want my little sister to have a thing to make slushies with because she loves to play cook. I am going to bake cookies for you. I love you. Thank you, Jaydann Richards Dear Santa, I want a Barbie with pink hair. I want her to have a yellow Barbie house. I want Barbie to get a Christmas tree and a snowman. I want her windows to have hearts. I want her home to have a bathroom in it. Love, Jaqueline Valencia Dear Santa, I wish you could come to my house so I could talk to you. I would ask you if I could have a 3DS and a Pokemon White and Black game. My favorite thing is riding a 4-wheeler and I would like one for me and one for my family. Do you make shotguns? Because if you did I would make a ring range so I could shoot my shotgun. I would ask you if I could go with you to the North Pole and the whole wide world to see what all you do. Thank you, Jesse JJ Whitted Dear Santa, I want a red DS XL and an ipod, too. Bobbie and Jackson want dirt bikes. I want Pepaw to get good music to play on his radio he is getting. I will leave you cookies and milk. Love, Rebecca Mahon Mrs. Hams rst-grade class Dear Santa, I want a 4-wheeler from you Santa. I want this from my mom and dad : a 3-wheeler, hunting set, and a dog box. I do want a dirt bike and a tractor. Love, Logan Bentley Dear Santa, I want a bike. I want a Nintendo DS. I want a toy truck and a 4-wheeler. I love you Santa. Love, Cole Polous Dear Santa, I want a car. I want a dragon. I want a snake and an action gure. Love, Jonathan Holloway Dear Santa, I want Kies re suit and Loyds golden dragon. Are you cold? I love you Santa. Love, Owen Golden Dear Santa, I love you. I want an Ipad. I want a baby alive. I want a phone. Love, Hannah Creamer Dear Santa, I want a Ben 10 raybig. How do you make toys? I love you. Thank you. Love, Austin Morales Dear Santa, I want a ghost rider game and I want a lego ninjogo and a Ben 10 raybig and a Nintendo DS. Love, Ethan Markham Dear Santa, I want a bike. Please bring me an Ipad. I love you Santa. Thank you. Love, Devin Barber Dear Santa, I want a toy motorcycle, toy dog, toy dinosaur, toy bike, toy horseshoe, toy snake, and a bow and arrow. Love, Bentley Braswell Dear Santa, Can I have a set lego ninjogo? Please can I have a ps3? Can I have the super Mario brothers 3? I love you Santa. Love, Braden Shiver Dear Santa, I want a new bike. I want a new rik rack. I want a partasaurus rex boat. I want a new lego ninjogo. I want a new baby sister. Love, Jayden Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is a play house, a phone, and a set of dolls. Love, Ashlyn Vause Dear Santa, I want a bike, dog, ipod, candy cane, computer, and some pants. Love, Gavin Millender Dear Santa, I want a bike. I want a bunny. I will love my baby alive. I want a doll. I want an ipad. I love Santas elves. Love, Kirsten Martina Dear Santa, I like your elves. Can you please get me a Moxy doll? Can I have a baby alive too? Can I have a bike? Thank you. Love, Onamae Dear Santa, I would like a portable dvd player and a 4-wheeler. If its possible I want all the kids without a home to get a brand new home and brand new clothes. Love, Maryssa Branch Mrs. Cooks kindergarten class Dear Santa, I would like a new bike and a pair of roller skates with knee pads for Christmas. Love, Mya Huckeba Dear Santa, I would like roller skates and DSI and a Prank phone. Love Jenise Loos for Christmas Dear Santa, I would like a call to duty black ops 2 and a skate board Love, Christopher Creek Dear Santa, I would like a dirt bike Nintendo 35, DS, and four wheeler for Christmas. Love, Prince Williams Dear Santa, I would like a new bike, a Barbie hour with Barbie dolls for Christmas. Love, Shyian Ward Dear Santa, I would like a yellow tractor and bouncy couch. Me and my sister want dream light. Love, Christopher Russell Dear Santa, I would like a real goat and a skate board and dream light a football for Christmas. Love, Daniel Lively Dear Santa, I would like roller skates and a dream light. A purse for my little sister. Love, Kassidy Denney Dear Santa, I would like a football and a remote control truck with a sh on the side. Love, Chrstian Johns Dear Santa, I would like allasaurous bone to dig up and a stegersaurous. Love, Bradley Page Dear Santa, I would like a Dream Light and a bike. A purse for my little sister. Love, Cammie Gilbert Dear Santa, I would like a four wheeler bike and a shark Lego game for Christmas. Love, Garyson Millender Dear Santa, I would like roller skates, a computer and a new bike. Love, Jesus Pelico Dear Santa, I would like a football and a new dirt bike, a real dump truck for Christmas. Love, Chip Ferrell Dear Santa, I want a guitar and some roller skates, a piano and a toy for my brother for Christmas. Love, Lilianna Joiner Holiday Christmas Issue December 20th, 2012 DEADLINE TO RESERVE SPACE: December 14th, 2012 3pm Now accepting Christmas Greetings to be placed alongside the Childrens Letters to Santa. December 27th, 2012 DEADLINE TO RESERVE SPACE: December 19th, 2012 **ALL AD COPY MUST BE APPROVED BY December 21st, 2012 4:30pm** January 3rd, 2012 DEADLINE TO RESERVE SPACE: December 27th, 2012 **ALL AD COPY MUST BE APPROVED BY December 31st 3pm** Contact: Joel Reed (850) 814-7377 Kari Fortune (850) 227-7847 -OREastpoint volunteer Dottye Thornburg helps hand out toys, all bought from donations by area individuals, to the Eastpoint children.

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Opinion A8 | The Times USPS 027-600 Published every Thursday at 129 Commerce St. Apalachicola, FL 32329 Publisher: Roger Quinn Editor: Tim Croft POSTMASTER: Send address change to: The Apalachicola Times P.O. Box 820 Apalachicola, FL 32329 Phone 850-653-8868 PERIODICAL RATE POSTAGE PAID AT APALACHICOLA, FL 32329 WEEKLY PUBLISHING SUBSCRIPTIONS PAYABLE IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY $24.15 year $15.75 six months OUT OF COUNTY $34.65 year $21 six months Home delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editions. TO ALL ADVERTISERS In case of error or omissions in advertisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than the amount received for such advertisement. The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains. Circulation: 1-800-345-8688 Formerly The Apalachicola Times By Nina Marks Special to the Times A tragedy occurred in a quiet, unassuming community similar to ours, last Friday morning. A gunman entered Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., and took the lives of 20 children and six adults. As the news media broadcast the horric act, I thought about how parents had lost babies, and babies had lost parents. I thought about how we would handle a situation such as this and what we would tell our children about an act so cruel. Yet, in the midst of the insanity, there is thankfulness and gratitude. Training took over as teachers pulled children walking down a hall into classrooms, teachers read stories and teachers prayed quietly, hugged and protected their students in tiny spaces. Teachers told their children how much they loved them. Courage is not in a job description, nor is it reected in a test score. There is no effective training for a situation such as this, as instinct takes over and the only thing on our minds is sheltering our children from harm. Please remember that as we reect on these precious 26 individuals we give thanks for the courage demonstrated by the teachers and administrators at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Memories, some sad, some grateful, have been formed. We hold Newtown residents in our hearts. In the days, weeks, and months ahead, we should take time to reect on what it means to be a teacher: their love for their students, their compassion and commitment for their job. Please take the time to reect on a teacher you know. Due to recent events, we, in the Franklin County School District, are moving from this day forward to an improved procedure of security, communication and training. We apologize for any inconvenience, but we believe changes will benet our employees and the children we serve. Nina M. Marks is the superintendent of the Franklin County School District. In last weeks Times, under the headline FCSWA embarks on twopronged mission, it was reported that oystermen will use their own boats, which must be at least 22 feet long. This is incorrect; the boats need only be at least 20 feet long. Also, for safety reasons there must be two people on a boat. In addition, participants must pass a drug test, available free at the county health department, and must pass an eight-hour occupational health and safety course, available online, and for which they will be paid. Any further questions, please contact Workforce at 653-3930. By Caty Greene Special to the Times The day has nally come; the Apalachicola Municipal Library has no more shelf space. The shelves are full to capacity, even after the weeding of older, less circulated books has been done. The answer of course is to stop adding books, or expand the available space, or move to another building. Much thought in the past has gone into how the building at 74 Sixth St. could be expanded. Architectural drawings were done to expand on three sides, but the cost would have swallowed up the funds received from the Margaret Key estate, which through its interest created the rst sustained book purchasing budget. While a reasonable idea, it did not really expand the library by much. Another issue is the comprehensive plan for the city which calls for the library to be removed from Gorrie Square. Other activities putting pressure on the physical space are increased dependence on computers for e-government, childrens resources and programs and servicing the genealogy seeking patrons, often visitors. The Apalachicola Municipal Library is now an ofcial partner with the Department of Children and Families for e-government services. While our six computers are normally sufcient, there are times when folks have to wait. The Summer Reading Program, done in partnership with Project Impact, also brings children and young adult readers to the library in greater numbers. Most needed, however, is a dedicated space for the microlm reader/ digitizer that allows individuals to view and digitize Apalachicola Times articles, covering 1900-1959, currently at the library. Space in the librarians ofce is being carved out for the additional rolls of microlm now at the Raney Houses Carriage House. This would expand the years available into the decades of the 1970s through to 2004, with some gaps. Documents, genealogy texts and other materials for this research are currently spread out in the collection, and there is not even a large enough table for a computer dedicated to this work. But its the book collection that causes the most consternation for the librarian. As of January, the library will start a process of storing some sets of books, less used in general, and packing up authors like Pearl Buck, who will wait for some solution to this problem. The librarian and the library board are working with the city to identify other locations that might be suitable. These include, of course, the Chapman Schools building on U.S. 98 and 12th Street at the trafc light. It has been the preferred location by some, although not the only choice; others do not want to see the library move at all. As patrons, you will not be likely to notice any changes, the Annals of America, an important reference resource all libraries should own, is not going to be missed by patrons who are bestseller ction readers, but the subtle differences will be there. We hope that all in the community will express their views and engage in the needed conversation about the future of this 1500-square foot library. Caty Greene is the librarian for the Apalachicola Municipal Library. To reach her, call 653-8436. During this Christmas season, when the hopes of children utter and fall like snowakes on to paper in the form of letters to Santa Claus, the Apalachicola and Carrabelle Times is again pleased to provide readers a glimpse into their world. But, we ask one thing rst. To remember the simple message of the season. In Matthew 1:22-23, in a passage recalling the words of the prophet Isaiah, it is written that The virgin will conceive and bear a son, and they will call him Immanu El, a name which means God is with us. God is with us, each of us and all of us. God is with us when the blessings of prosperity buoy our boats, and our wishes for toys and other material comforts come true. God is with us when our families gather together, to feast together in a spirit of comfort and joy. God is with us when we smile and hug, when we leap and when we dance. But that is not the only time for the presence of Emmanuel. When we read of a child who writes that their fondest wish is for their grandma to recover from cancer, God is with us. When we read the letter of a child who wants a new family because a parent is in prison, as a warning and as a reminder, there, too, God is with us. When we read of a child who wants only to be relieved of their parents persistent bickering, or who thinks that they are the reason one of them has left the other, God is with us. Emmanuel is with us to remind us of the pain and sorrow not that God brings, but that we bring to one another. God is with us like an amplier, to make sure our ears pick up the distant, mufed sound of a child in pain, or beset by worry, or fearful of abandonment. God is with us when disease strikes a family, and makes us powerless against the sovereignty of our mortal being. Let us count carefully each of our blessings, and know that Emmanuel offers us hope in a world too often fraught with senseless violence, reckless selshness and callous apathy. And through it all, God is with us. Shouldnt all oyster shells be put back in the bay? Tom Ball Eastpoint DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times Michelle Creek holds her 2-month-old son Charles close as they watch the Eastpoint parade Friday. Protecting our children from harm EDITORIAL DAVID ADLERSTEIN Times City Editor God is with us LETTER TO THE EDITOR CORRECTION DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times FCSWA President Shannon Hartseld addresses a gathering of oystermen Dec. 10 about details of the upcoming oyster relaying program.L O IS SW O B O DA | The Times The Apalachicola Municipal Library Library copes with space constraints Thursday, December 20, 2012 Reader asks a simple question

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Local The Times | A9 Thursday, December 20, 2012 TOBACCO C ESSA T ION C LASS S CHEDULE LOCATION: George E. Weems Memorial Hospital A ll classes begin at 5:30 P.M. Free nicotine patches and gum will be provided to participants who complete each class Each class is a 2 hour (one time) session. Please visit the following websites to view a current schedule of tobacco cessation classes that are being held in Franklin County at www.bigbendahec.org/quit-now and www.ahectobacco.com For additional information, please contact Big Bend A HE C at 850-224-1177. THERE IS NO COS T T O A TT END! NO HIDDEN CHARGES: It is our policy that the patient and any other person responsible for payments has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed by payment or any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. www.mulliseye.com "WE WELCOME NE W PATIE N TS, C ALL T ODAY FOR YOUR P RIORITY APP OI N TME N T" FOR NEW PATIENTS 59 AND OLDER This certificate is good for a complete Medical Eye Exam with Todd Robinson, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician and Surgeon. The exam includes a prescription for eye glasses and tests for Glaucoma, Cataracts and other eye diseases FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT CALL: 850-763-6666 ELIGIBILITY: U.S. Citizens living in the Florida Panhandle, 59 years and older, not presently under our care. Coupon Expires: 12-31-12 FREE EYE EXAM CODE: AP00 Darren Payne, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician and Cataract Surgeon In Memory of Lee Mullis, M.D. Todd Robinson, M.D Board Certified Eye Physician and Cataract Surgeon "Freedom from Eye Glasses, Now a reality for many." Smart Lenses SM The following report is provided by the Franklin County Sheriffs Of ce. Arrests in this weeks report were made by of cers from the Carrabelle Police Department (CPD) and Franklin County Sheriffs Of ce (FCSO). All defendants are to be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. DEC. 11 James D. Creamer, 31, Apalachicola, violation of probation (FCSO) Amy M. May, 40, Crawfordville, violation of probation (FCSO) DEC. 12 Derrick E. Kennedy, 40, Tallahassee, violation of probation (FCSO) DEC. 13 Willie L. English, 52, Carrabelle, disorderly intoxication and resisting of cer without violence (CPD) DEC. 14 Sheri A. Allen, 44, Apalachicola, allowing unsupervised minor to possess a rearm (FCSO) DEC. 15 Sandra A. LoudermilkConkel, 46, Apalachicola, rst degree murder (FCSO) Ronnie J. Strops, 43, Apalachicola, trespass on property after warning (FCSO) DEC. 16 Jeri C. Pool, 34, Eastpoint, disorderly intoxication and resisting of cer without violence (FCSO) DEC. 17 Gary J. Leblanc, 21, Hammond, La., violation of probation (FCSO) Arrest REPORT Merry Christmas PHOTOS BY DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times At Eastpoint Pavilion, Santa Claus holds a baby he knows well, Braylin Pennycuff, 2-month-old son of Rex and Jamie Pennycuff. Franklin fth grader Summer Granger portrays Mary in Monday evenings Let It be Christmas program. Below: Below, Brylan Boone, 3, on hand with his grandmother, Laverne Cooper, has fun at the Eastpoint Pavilion. The ABC School fourth graders last week performed a special play about how Christmas is celebrated around the world. Baylee Kent, 3, daughter of Brian and BJ Kent, was a little helper during Santas visit to the Eastpoint Pavilion

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A10 | The Times Thursday, December 20, 2012 On Dec. 13, The Philaco Womans Club celebrated Christmas at the Eastpoint home of Henry and Elaine Kozlowsky. The club welcomed four new members with the candlelighting ceremony, from left, Clarice Powell, Sandi Hengel, Joan Head and Bonnie Fulmer. Welcoming the new members is Ann Cowles. On Friday, a group of carolers from the Eastpoint United Methodist Church serenaded Preshia Crum, Eastpoints oldest resident, in her home. The performers were Stormie and Charles Petty, Michael and James Hat eld, and Ethan Frazier, all members of the Eastpoint UMC Youth Group, which also sang at the pavilion on Patton Drive in Eastpoint when Santa arrived. The group was accompanied on guitar by Aaron Batey, left, pastor of the Eastpoint and the Carrabelle United Methodist Churches. Crum was one of the founding members of the Eastpoint United Methodist Church, and church members said they consider her a treasure and a great lady. Special to the Times The 30-voice Bay Area Choral Society presented Christmas Then and Now, a program of seasonal music, on Dec. 16 at Apalachicolas Trinity Episcopal Church, and then again at the First United Methodist Church in Port St. Joe. The Bay Area Choral Society sings regularly as part of the Ilse Newell Fund for the Performing Arts concert series, held in Apalachicola annually. The chorus is made up of singers from many nearby Gulf Coast communities including Port St. Joe, Mexico Beach, Wewahitchka, Carrabelle, Lanark Village, Eastpoint, St. George Island and Apalachicola. The chorus, directed by Merel Young and accompanied by pianist Janis Ramos, performed selections such as the familiar O Come, O Come, Emmanuel to a 16th century setting of O Magnum Mysterium by Spanish composer Tomas Luis de Victoria. Twentieth-century carols by John Rutter, plus Mary, Did You Know? by Mark Hayes represented the more modern genre. Also music of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy and George Frederic Handel rounded out the program with several choruses and solos from the Christmas portion of the Messiah. Soloists performing were soprano Sharon Solomon, soprano Carla May and contralto Tamara Marsh. OF THE WEEK PET St. Joseph Bay Humane Society RANGER! There is no danger in Ranger. He is a sweetheart! Ranger is an 18 month old Border Collie and Lab mix. He is extremely social and loves to interact with people as well as dogs of any size. He is responsive, eager to please and happy. This dog will make a great family pet and because he is house trained, easier to introduce into the home. Come meet this very lovable boy! VO L UN T EE R S A R E DESPE R A T E L Y NEEDED T O SO C IA L IZE WI TH A LL OF OU R DOGS AND C A T S. W e are always looking for people willing to bring one of our animals into their home to be fostered for various needs. A nytime you can spare would be greatly appreciated. Call Karen at 670-8417 for more details or visit the F ranklin County Humane S ociety at 244 S tate Road 65 in E astpoint. Y ou may logon to the website at www.forgottenpets.org to see more of our adoptable pets. NIP RODENTS I N T H E BU D CALL L OIS AT 653-5857 Franklin Countys ONLY LOC AL Pest Control Company RODENTS RODENTS RODENTS I I N N T T Robert C. Bruner Attorney Personal & Business Bankruptcy Over 30 Years Legal Experience 850-670-3030 bankruptcy relief under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information Locally owned and operated Home Business Auto Health Workers Comp NEW LOCATION: dbutler@coastalcoverage.com MEDICARE PLANS EX CELLEN T COV ERA G E A N YO NE C AN AFFO RD TOP QUALITY COMPANY TUCKER LIFE-HEALTH INSURANCE, INC. RATED A+ BY BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU Ross E. T ucker, Agent since 1981 Chartered Life Underwriter Registered Health Underwriter 850-926-2200 or 800-226-7005 www.tuckerlifehealth.com DI S S I ) Children and Adults No Fee or Cost If No Recovery G AYLE PEED IN G O A TTO NEY AT L AW Apalachicola, FL (850) 292-7059 | (850) 944-6020 FAX gsrlaw@bellsouth.net Tamara Robinson, Tremaine Lewis to wed Mrs. Barbara Lockley of Apalachicola is pleased to announce the upcoming nuptials of her daughter, Tamara Danielle Robinson, to Tremaine Alexander Lewis, son of Ms. Linda Lewis of Port St. Joe. The wedding will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at St. Paul AME Church, 83 Avenue I, Apalachicola. There will be an adult reception immediately after the ceremony at Fort Coombs National Guard Armory. All family and friends are invited. The bride and groom are both graduates of Florida Agriculture and Mechanical University. The bride majored in elementary education and the groom in computer information systems. They plan to honeymoon in Jamaica, and then to reside in Belleville, Mich., a suburb of Detroit. By LOIS SWOBODA 653-1819 | @ApalachTimes lswoboda@star .com On Saturday, Dec. 8, artist Leon Wiesener debuted his newest creation in Carrabelle. Wiesener has constructed a garden house with walls made of bottles and special high-strength mortar. Other ornaments include tines from a hay mow and disembodied hands. The house is pentagonal with a shingled wooden roof. The artist said he initially believed 2,000 bottles would be enough but rapidly realized he had underestimated. The walls contain more than 6,000 bottles of various shapes and sizes, as well as large lenses and wooden windows salvaged from a 150-year old house. I initially asked people to bring stuff over and drop it at the gate, but I wound up Dumpster diving from Lanark to Apalachicola, Wiesener said. After creating a level foundation, Wiesener built the house by eye. Different colored bottles are used to create designs in the walls. Wiesener said he started the house in early February and nished it in November, although he is still playing with it. He said he and his wife, Frances, plan on opening the bottle house, and future projects related to it, to the public as a tourist destination within Carrabelle. We are also building a website and linking with a group of architects out of Georgia who are building and documenting bottle houses all over the south, Wiesener said. William F. Pecks bottle house in Tonopah, Nev., is believed to have been the earliest example of the phenomenon. Built in 1902, sturdy and square, and made with 10,000 beer bottles, it was torn down in the early 1980s. Pecks house, like many bottle houses, was constructed in a gold rush town where building materials were in short supply. Early mining camp settlers made shelters out of whatever they could get their hands on, including discarded bottles. Saloons were among the rst businesses to open in the camps, so there were plenty of liquor bottles on hand. Other houses in Tonopah were built entirely of coal oil cans and barrels. Wiesener acknowledged the original bottle houses were created out of necessity, but he has raised their construction to an art form. PHILACO WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS Wedding Bay Area Choral Society presents Christmas concert CAROLS FOR PRESHIA CRUM DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times Altos Judi Little, Ginny Griner and Shirley Taylor perform at the Dec. 9 Ilse Newell concert. LOIS SWOBODA | The Times ANN COWLES | Special to The Times Seeing the world through colored glass bottles PHOTOS BY FRANCES WIESENER| Special to the Times Leon Wiesener begins work on his bottle house. At top is an interior wall with a bold design of Jgermeister bottles. Society

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Local The Times | A11 Thursday, December 20, 2012 The United Methodist Churches of Franklin County Welcome You First United Methodist Church of Apalachicola Worship Service 11:00 a.m. every Sunday Sunday School 10:00 a.m. 75 5 th St. Apalachicola 653-9530 fumcapalach@gtcom.net Pastor: Rev. Themo Patriotis Carrabelle United Methodist Church Worship Services 10:45 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Celebrate Recovery Mondays 7-9 p.m. 102 NE Ave. B Carrabelle 697-3672 Pastor: Julie Stephens Eastpoint United Methodist Church Worship Service 10:00 a.m. every Sunday Healing service every fourth Monday at 7:00 p.m. 317 Patton Dr. (corner of David St.) 670-8825 Pastor: Rev. Beth White St. George Island United Methodist Church 9:00 a.m. Worship Service 10:00 a.m. Fellowship Hour 201 E. Gulf Beach Dr. 9274635 www.sgiumc.org Pastor: Rev. Themo Patriotis Nursery now provided for Sunday Church Service Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church -Your Church on the Coast2653 Highway 98 East P.O. Box 729, Lanark Village, Fl 32323 Pastor: Father Eddie Jones Mass Schedule: Saturday: (Vigil) 5:00 PM Sunday: 7:30 AM (850)697-3669 First Pentecostal Holiness Church 379 Brownsville Road Apalachicola Were excited about what Gods doing!!! Sunday School 9:45 am Sunday Morning Worship 10:45 am Sunday Evening Service 6:00 pm Monday, Youth Group 6:30 pm Wednesday, Royal Rangers, G.A.P. 7:00 pm Wednesday Worship & Word 7:30 pm Nursery Provided during regular church services 7:00 7:00 First Baptist Church St. George Island 501 E. Bayshore Drive 927-2257 R. Michael Waley, Pastor Join us as we praise and worship the living Christ. Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise. Psalm 145:3 Sunday Bible Study ................................................ 10:00am Worship Praise ........................................................ 11:00am Sunday Night ............................................................ 7:00pm Wednesday Power Hour ...................................... 7:00pm Wednesday Youth at S.P.L.A.S.H ....................... 7:00pm Walking in Christ R. Michael Whaley, Pastor WELCOMES YOU Church of the Ascension 101 NE First Street Carrabelle SUNDAY 10:00 AM WELCOMES YOU Church THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH (850) 274-4490 (850) 545-2578 WELCOMES YOU Trinity Trinity Episcopal Church est. 1836 Welcomes You Hwy. 98 & 6th St. Apalachicola 850-653-9550 Sunday Worship Services 8 & 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays Healing Service 11 a.m. Centering Prayer 4 p.m. Sunday Worship Services 8 & 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays Healing Service 11 a.m. Centering Prayer 4 p.m. Weaver Family We, the family of Bernice Alma Bennett Weaver, are deeply grateful for the words of comfort, telephone calls, cards, food and most of all your prayers. Thank you for rejoicing with us as we accept Gods will in knowing that our loved one is absent from the body but present with the Lord. May Gods eternal blessing be with you forever. The Weaver Family Candlelight Christmas Choir to perform Saturday The Candlelight Christmas Choir will perform at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, in downtown Apalachicola. If you are interested in singing, the next rehearsal is at 6 p.m. Friday at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 98 Ave. E, Apalachicola. For more information, call Pastor B. Hand at 276-2550. Christ Community Academy accepting children Christ Community Academy is accepting children from 6 weeks old to age 3. After-school care and drop-in care also are available. The academy is in the Sunday school building of the First United Methodist Church, 75 Fifth St., Apalachicola. For more information, call 653-1416 or email www.fumcapalach. com. Christmas shop at the senior center Got some last-minute Christmas shopping to do? Come to the Holy Family Senior Center at 203 Dr. Frederick S. Humphries St. in Apalachicola. The seniors have created a variety of gifts available for a donation. Proceeds go to support the seniors program. Items include earrings, knickknacks, picture frames and more. For more information, call Donna Thompson at 6536909 or 323-0168. Holiday closures for Christmas This holiday season, the county courthouse and Apalachicola city hall will be closed Dec. 24-26 for Christmas. Carrabelle city hall will be closed Dec. 24-25 for Christmas and will close at noon Dec. 31 for New Years Eve. The Apalachicola Municipal Library will close at 2 p.m. on Christmas Eve and remain closed on Christmas Day. County libraries will be closed Dec. 24-26 for Christmas. What a Christmas dinner we had last Thursday at the senior center. Lots of food, many friends and neighbors and many desserts. You know there among the sweets were slices of Merles world-famous coconut creme pie. Thanks to Sue and the other faithful volunteers. Christmas Mass, at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, will be celebrated at 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve, Monday, Dec. 24. We will not have Mass on Christmas Day. Christmas morning, you can come and enjoy smoked turkey sandwiches and other treats. Bob Dietz will open the doors at Chillas Hall at 8:30 a.m. and be our host. Several of our friends will be there to help. Come over and enjoy! The next bingo at Chillas Hall will be Jan. 2. The bingo will be back on Wednesdays. Doors open at 6 p.m., and bingo will start at 6:30 p.m. You and your main squeeze can ring in the new year at two spots in the Village, or enjoy some of both. The doors at Chillas Hall will open at 7 p.m. All you need is your favorite beverage, a snack or dish to share and your dancing shoes. Of course, Greg K will be there to provide the music. Another fun place to be on New Years Eve is at the Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82. There will be nger food, party favors, champagne at midnight, and guess what? Rusty and Debbie will play your favorite tune from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Donations of $5 each will be collected at the door. Pray for the repose of the soul of our good friend and neighbor Will Morris, and those who lost their lives in the Newtown tragedy. Be kind to one another, check in on the sick and housebound and keep Christ in Christmas. Until next time, God bless America, our troops, the poor, homeless and hungry. Bernice Alma Bennett Weaver was born Jan. 1, 1939, to the late Oscar and Annie Bennett. She passed away on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at Capital Regional Medical Center in Tallahassee. She received her early education from Wallace Quinn High School. She worked many years in the seafood industry at Sea Sweet Seafood and Tucker Seafood. Until her health failed, she was an active member of the New Life First Born Church under the leadership of Bishop Horace Solomon. She was married to the late Willie Weaver, Sr. She was preceded in death by two daughters and two sons: Wanda Jean, Barbara Ann, Frederick and Willie, Jr. A Celebration of Life service was held Saturday afternoon, Dec. 8, at New Life First Born Church, with Bishop Horace Solomon of ciating. She leaves to mourn her death and loving memories to her children, James M. Bennett of Louisiana, Anthony E. Weaver (Valerie) of Atlanta, Ga., Patricia Weaver Lane of Apalachicola and Wendell W. Weaver (Katherine) of Daytona Beach; and one sister, Eula Rochelle, of Apalachicola. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; ve godchildren, Ed Nelson, Jamie Wallace, Juan Jones, Sherman Siples, Jr. and Amani Jones; two special cousins, Noah Lockley, Sr., and family and Louise Davis and family; and special friends, Ms. Shirley Jones, Nancy West, Marion Green, Yvonne Tolliver, Frances Simmons, Pearl Perry, Jessie Harris, Dry Bone Ministries, Clarence Williams, Jr. and Nancy Sewell. Bernice Bennett Weaver BERNICE WEAVER Obituary Card of THANKS LIVE NATIVITY GRACES CARRABELLE CELEBRATING OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE LANARK NEWS Jim Welsh Get your Christmas treats at Chillas Hall Church BRIEFS CHRISTINA OXENDINE | Special to The Times The Carrabelle Christian Center became the site of a live nativity scene Saturday evening, as the congregation took part in re-enacting the miracle of Jesus birth. Pictured above are Hannah Oxendine as Mary, Jeffery Murray as Joseph, and, at right, Lonnie ONeil as a shepherd boy. DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times Franklin Countys Hispanic community observed the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Dec. 12 by carrying an icon of the Virgin Mary down Avenue B to St. Patrick Catholic Church. After worshippers walked on their knees, bearing the icon to the altar, a Mass was celebrated, recalling the vision in 1531 by the Mexican peasant Juan Diego, who saw on the slopes of the Hill of Tepeyac a vision of a girl of 15, surrounded by light. Speaking to him in Nahuatl, the local language, she asked that a church be built at that site, in her honor. After the Mass, a potluck feast was enjoyed in the fellowship hall.

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Karen Bush got a unique one a few years ago. One bright December night, she was driving home from a visit with her mother in Atlanta. She had the sunroof open with three feet of a large Christmas tree protruding into the cool night air. It was about 10:30 p.m. when she reached the St. George Island bridge. An animal lover, Karen had just congratulated herself on not seeing a single dead animal beside the road over the entire trip. She was excited and happy to be home. Suddenly, something hit the side of her car. She saw large wings and thought it must be an owl. Halfway across the bridge, she did a U-turn and returned to where the accident had occurred, driving on the wrong side of the road for the last few yards. In her high beams, she saw an owl lying in the road. She got out of the car for a closer look. The bird was motionless. It was a barred owl, but I didnt know that then. He was on his back, said Karen. It was as if he was asleep, and he was beautiful. I had to go to work across that bridge the next morning, and I didnt want to see him after he had been run over by ve or six cars and torn to shreds. Karen could see headlight approaching, and she had to make a decision. Crying, she picked the owl up and its head lolled limply. Its neck was obviously broken. With the owl lying across her lap, she turned around and drove toward the island. She had almost reached the highpoint in the bridge, when she felt something gripping her left leg. It was not painful but the grasp felt tight through her blue jeans. Karen pulled onto the shoulder as far as she could and switched on the cab light. The owl was perched on her left leg with its body facing the window, and its head rotated 180 degrees to stare at her. Karen said, He was calmly sitting there staring at me. My rst thought was thank God hes alive. Then I thought is he hurt? I realized I couldnt let him go on the bridge where we were because if he was hurt he might y into the water and drown. I did another Uturn and drove slowly back to the Eastpoint end of the bridge. As I drove back at about 20 miles per hour, I talked to him in baby talk. I said Please, dont hurt me. Its OK. I knew you were supposed to cover the face so they wouldnt panic so I held my arms together as I drove so he couldnt see me. Karen pulled onto the shoulder again at the site where she had rst encountered the owl. He remained unmoved, staring inscrutably at her. I didnt have gloves on and I was most worried he would attack my hands. I reached over and pressed the button to lower the car window. The noise from the electric motor frightened him, and he went further back into the car, landing on the Christmas tree. His right wing was folded into place ne but his left wing was spread out, hung up on the tree. He was still staring at me. I thought he had a broken wing. Now what should I do, I wondered. Finally, I lifted the wing off the tree and it pulled back into place. It was ne. He continued to stare at me sitting on the tree. Then he turned his head and ew out of the sun roof and into the woods. I was crying because I was so happy. I thought I had to call somebody and tell them because, in the morning, I wouldnt even believe myself. Finally I reached my oldest son who is an animal lover, and I told him sobbing the whole time. Why are you crying? he asked me. Because Im happy, I told him. Karen has felt a special af nity for owls since her experience. She wonders if it was a sign from someone she loves. I felt it was a sign, she said. I dont know what it meant, but I got the message loud and clear. Chris Beatty of the Florida Wild Mammal Association advises anyone who encounters an injured owl, eagle or hawk to remember its feet are the biggest threat. Always wrap the animal, including the face, in a towel or piece of clothing and get it into a cardboard box as soon as possible. Do not allow anyone to try and hold it. If a bird has suffered a head injury and regains consciousness, try to take it to a rehabilitation center anyway as blindness can result from a concussion and may become permanent. Special to The Times Climb the Cape St. George Lighthouse on the Friday after Christmas, and you will help feed the hungry in Franklin County. The St. George Lighthouse Association has announced that all climbing revenues received on Friday, Dec. 28, will be donated to the Franklin County Food Pantry. This will include daytime climbing revenues, as well as revenues from the full moon climb that evening. The lighthouse will be open for climbing from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Dec. 28. Climbing fees are $5 for adults and $3 for youth age 16 or younger. Children who are 6 years old or younger can climb at no charge. As always, there is no charge for St. George Lighthouse Association members and active members of the U.S. military with a current ID. SGLA also has reciprocal arrangements with the Florida Lighthouse Association and the St. Augustine Lighthouse, allowing members of those organizations to climb at no charge. Climbers must be at least 40 inches tall. The sunset full moon climb will be held from 57 p.m. and includes light snacks and a sparkling cider toast to the full moon. The sun sets at 5:49 p.m. and the moon rises at 6:21 p.m. Cost for the full moon climb is $15 for the general public and $10 for SGLA members. After sunset, additional climbers can view the full moon for $10 or $5 for SGLA members, as time and space permit. Advance reservations for the full moon climb are recommended and can be made by calling the Lighthouse Gift Shop at 927-7745. The Cape St. George Light is in St. George Lighthouse Park at the center of St. George Island, where Island Drive (the road off the bridge) ends at Gulf Beach Drive. Parking is available in lots at either side of the park. JOHN SPOHRER | Special to The Times. Barred owl Lighthouse climb to bene t food pantry By LOIS SWOBODA 653-1819 | @ApalachTimes Lswoboda@star .com The Oxendines of Carrabelle have a Christmas decoration thats one of a kind. Its six feet tall and weighs 1,000 pounds, and no tree died to create it. But a whole passel of deer donated their antlers to make it possible. When Yule rolls around each year, Shawn, Christina and family decorate a tree comprised of dozens of deer antlers. Christina Oxendine said they started the tree about 15 years ago, an invention that grew out of the necessity of nding a use for dozens of deer antlers collected by her avid hunter husband. After their marriage, Shawn began to hunt and always tried to make use of the whole deer. Each year, he had the heads of antlered bucks mounted to hang on the wall. Christina said when he reached number 27, she told him it was time to stop, but he continued to collect the racks in a big basket. When it lled up, Christina had a thought. Wouldnt it be neat if we could make them into a Christmas tree? she asked her husband. Shawn, a master craftsman, put his mind to it. He mounted a cypress pole and screwed antlers to it to make the basic form. Then he and Christina wired in more to give his tree a gentle taper. Although 95 percent of the antlers are his trophies, one large rack was passed down from his grandfather and a few others are cast horns he has collected over the years. Christina said they sometimes add a few more antlers to the tree. The only real drawback of their unusual creation is that their seven dogs nd the tree a terrible temptation and occasionally a set of antlers makes its way into the yard with some canine help. Thats OK; theres plenty more where it came from. The week before Thanksgiving, Shawn was at his hunting camp in Illinois, and he has a motion sensitive camera set up near Lake Morality Road to scout for venison on the hoof. The tree has become a family tradition. When the Oxendines moved from Tallahassee to Carrabelle, they left the 27 trophy heads and the antler tree behind. But when Christine purchased a real tree, daughter Hannah was unhappy. Its not the right kind of tree, she told her parents. Doting daddy and mom disassembled the antlers and brought the tree to their Carrabelle home where it has remained ever since. Although they remove the decorations, the tree remains in a corner of the living room year round. It weighs 1,000 pounds remember? Carrabelle familys Christmas tree made from deer antlers LOIS SWOBODA | The Times The tree stands about six feet tall. www.apalachtimes.com Rudolphs half-ton nightmare The owl and the Christmas tree SPONSORED BY Freshwater Inshore Redfish and trout are still holding in the I.C.W. from the power lines to the White City Bridge. The month started off with smaller sized trout with good numbers, however, the trout are now getting bigger and more aggressive. Black drum and black snapper are also here holding to the bottom structures and holes here. Live shrimp is a must have for the fishery right now. Cold fronts and dropping air and water temperatures are improving the freshwater bite. Good reports of nice 1-2 pound crappie are being caught in Depot Creek with live crappie minnows. Some smaller bass and decent size bream are around the Brothers and Howard Creek.

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Gulfside IGA PL A YER OF THE WEEK S P ON S OR Seahawks freshman guard Carza Harvey led the team with 22 points, seven assists, and four steals to key a late-game comeback in the teams tough 69-67 loss at home Dec. 13 to Liberty County. Harvey shot 6/8 from the free throw line, 5/10 baskets and 2/5 three-pointers, including one within less than 10 seconds left to pull the Seahawks within a point. Congratulations, Carza! Hometown Proud (850)653-9695 NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS person, company or corporation interested in constructing the following project: ST. GEORGE ISLAND PIER RESTORATION 136 days from the date of the Notice $300.00 10:00 January 7th 2013. January 14th 2013 at the Franklin County January 15th 2013 at the County Commission $100.00 Please mark the bid package: ST. GEORGE ISLAND PIER RESTORATION BID. By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com The Seahawks boys varsity basketball team has opened with a slow start, managing to win two of their opening eight games as they seek their rst district win. The boys lost Dec. 13 at home in a 69-67 heartbreaker to district rival Liberty County, which had amassed a 39-29 halftime lead. But Coach Mike Sweatts squad refused to quit, and outscored the Bulldogs 17-6 in the third quarter to knot the game at 41-all with 3:19 left in the quarter. They then ripped off ve straight to take a 46-45 lead going into the nal quarter. With six minutes left, senior forward Ladarius Rhodes hit a free throw to tie it at 52, and then freshman Carza Harveys 3-pointer with 1:27 left gave the Seahawks a 62-60 lead. Harvey then pulled it to within one, but a Bulldog free throw secured the win for Liberty County. Harvey led the Seahawks with 22 points, seven assists, and four steals. Rhodes led the team with nine rebounds, with sophomore guard Kelsey Jones pulling down eight, and junior forward Logan McLeod seven. The boys opened their season last month with a frustrating 51-49 loss on the road to Aucilla Christian, paced by Harveys 22 points, including eight assists. Trailing by ve, 40-35 after three quarters, the Seahawks outscored Aucilla 14-11 in the nal stanza before falling by two. Junior Cameron White led the team with eight rebounds, with Hutchinson snagging seven. A week later, Franklin County earned its rst win, a 47-46 win in Tallahassee Nov. 27 against John Paul II, On Nov. 29, the boys fell at Wewahitchka 80-46, after facing a running clock halfway through the third quarter. The team was paced by Harveys 14 points and six assists, with nine points from Hutchinson and eight from Rhodes. Senior center Direek Farmer snagged four rebounds, with Hutchinson and Rhodes each pulling down three. At Bozeman Dec. 7, the boys fell 58-49, after draining 17 unanswered points in the third quarter against the Bucks. The Seahawks outscored their opponents 18-4 in that quarter, but were outpaced 20-15 in the fourth quarter to account for the loss. Harvey led the team with 18 points, including ve treys, followed by Hutchinson with nine points and senior guard Seth Rogers with seven. Against West Gadsden at home Dec. 8, the local boys fell 76-35, after failing to score at all in the second quarter against a 30-point spree by the Panthers. The Seahawks notched their second win of the season, 68-53, at Tallavana Christian on Dec. 10. The Seahawks led throughout three quarters, but were outscored 27-15 in the nal quarter to make the score closer than the game had been. Four Seahawks were in double gures, led by Butler with 14 and Rhodes with 12. On Friday at South Walton, Franklin County was defeated by the Seahawks to the west, which had amassed a 60-19 halftime lead before cruising to a 79-34 triumph. DONT MISS BATTLE ON THE GULF TOURNEY The Battle on the Gulf will get into full swing right after Christmas, as eight basketball squads four boys and four girls ght it out in post-holiday tournament action. All games will be played at Franklin County High School. Thursday, Dec. 27 (Home team listed rst) Game 1 Girls @ 2:30 p.m. Franklin vs. Tallavana Game 2 Boys @ 4 p.m. Wewahitchka vs. Madison Game 3 Boys @ 6 p.m. Franklin vs. Tallavana Game 4 Girls @ 8 p.m. Madison vs. Faith Baptist Friday, Dec. 28 Game 1 Girls @ 2:30 p.m Tallavana vs. Madison Game 2 Boys @ 4 p.m. Tallavana vs. Wewahitchka Game 3 Girls @ 6 p.m. Faith Baptist vs. Franklin Game 4 Boys @ 7:30 p.m. Madison vs. Franklin Saturday, Dec. 29 (Home team will be the higher seeded team by tournament record) Girls @ 2:30 p.m. between third and fourth place Boys @ 4 p.m. between third and fourth place Girls @ 6 p.m. Championship Game Boys @ 7:30 p.m. Championship Game Best record championship for the boys and girls. Tie-breakers will be decided by total points difference in win/loss with a maximum of 13 (Example: Win by 6, lose by 5 = +1). By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com The Lady Seahawks were at a stalemate with two squads last week, before nally breaking out with a win. On Dec. 11 they hosted district rival Port St Joe, and the Lady Seahawks appeared to get off to a fast start when a would-be goal was disallowed with a controversial offsides call. The Lady Tiger Sharks went back and forth for the next 71 minutes, and the match ended in a scoreless tie. The tie kept Franklin County in the drivers seat in the district title race, said Coach Kelli Wright. I was disappointed on having that goal disallowed because we made a point to emphasize nishing crosses, which is where we have struggled. We dominated the match offensively but just couldnt put the ball in the goal, she said. The Lady Seahawks had 17 shots at the goal and could not convert. There were some shots that hit the posts and some the keeper made great saves on. Sophomore Katie Seger led with six shots on goal, followed by junior Gracyn Kirvin with four, and junior Jessica Shields with three. Senior Stephanie Marxsen, junior Adriana Reeder and eighth grader Allie Zingarelli each had one. Sophomore Macy Hunt had three saves in the match. On Dec. 13, the Lady Seahawks traveled to Panama City to face the Rutherford Rams. Midway through the rst half the Rams scored a goal, giving them a 1-0 lead. The Lady Seahawks hung tough during the game, playing strong defense. In the second half, Zingarelli assisted eighth grader Ali Kirvin to tie the match 1-1. They are the fastest team we have played and I thought our defense played well, said Wright. Macy Hunt came up with some great saves throughout the game. This was one of Macys best games and she made good decisions. Hunt nished with 12 saves. The only negative was forward Gracyn Kirvin sprained her ankle with two minutes left in the game, but she should be back after the break, said Wright. On Friday night, the Lady Seahawks hosted the Freeport Lady Bulldogs in their nal contest before breaking for the holidays. The Lady Seahawks put four goals in the net in the rst half. Three of the goals came off the foot of Ali Kirvin and the other rst half goal from Shields. They struck for three more goals in the second half of the match, for a 7-0 win. Ali Kirvin added another goal to give her four goals for the match. Shields also added two more goals to give her total of three goals. Also contributing to four of the goals were Seger and sixth grader Sophie Kirvin with two assists each. Hunt got her fth shutout of the season, and nished with six saves. CARRABELLE APALACHICOLA CARRABELLE APALACHICOLA SP O RTS www.apalachtimes.com Thursday, December 20, 2012 A Page 13 Section Seahawks tie twice, get win SLOW START Boys team regroups for district play DAVID ADLERSTEIN | the Times Seahawk senior center David Butler positions himself for a rebound against West Gadsden.

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Local A14 | The Times Thursday, December 20, 2012 FWC Wildlife Biologist Adam Warwick contacted Dr. Norm Griggs of the Shepherd Springs Animal Hospital in Crawfordville, who agreed to treat the bear pro bono. On Thursday evening, the cub was taken to the hospital where Griggs performed surgery to reset the bone and inserted a metal rod into the broken leg. The cub was nicknamed Thomas in honor of Copleys grandson. The surgery went well and Thomas was brought back to Copleys house to await release. Thomas was observed on Friday and Saturday. He was given dry dog food and a pan of water, and made rapid progress. Thomas and his family frequently visit several large oak trees in the vicinity of the accident. On Saturday evening, Warwick worked with Copley, his wife Terri, and the twins to take Thomas back to the site and place him at the edge of the woods in a cage. As if on cue, Thomass family appeared at dusk. We waited about an hour when the mother and the other cubs came out of the woods and went directly to the cage where the injured cub was being held, said Copley. They climbed on the cage snif ng all around. Adam and I slowly went to the cage, and pulled the cable releasing the injured cub Thomas. Making low grunting noises (he) ran straight into the woods where his mom and siblings were waiting. Adam and I watched all four bears for a while, then left so they could get to the acorns they were after. As if by a miracle, Thomas was successfully returned to his mother. Warwick said the bear is expected to avoid using the leg for two or three weeks and it will remain sore for a longer stretch. Griggs predicted a full recovery. Copley said the experience was thrilling for his entire family. The twins were ecstatic when Thomass mother emerged from the woods. He said Jackson and Thomas the grandson not the bear have both talked in the past about becoming wildlife ofcers, and the experience was educational for the pair, eighth graders at the Franklin County School. Copley said the cubs plight has generated a lot of interest in Carrabelle. He said he has been stopped by people who want to know Thomass condition. Several folks were concerned the bear would be euthanized. Everyone can rest easy. Against all odds, Thomas made it home safe and sound and hell probably look both ways before crossing the street again. He was never aggressive during the whole ordeal, Copley said. I cant even guess the odds of him making it back home. Copley and Warwick will be keeping an eye on Thomas over the rest of the winter. Right now he is easily recognizable because of his shaved leg. If you see him, give Ron Copley a call at 323-1017 and let him know if Thomas is on the mend. R o d n e y s Oyster Tongs Laminated Handles! 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Crooms, M.D. General Surgeon Our mission is to improve the health status of the residents and visitors to Franklin County, By providing quality, compassionate, cost eective and convenient health care Through community leadership and in collaboration with other healthcare organizations Which serve our communities. BEAR from page A1 TERRI COPLEY | Special to the Times Grandsons Thomas and Jackson Copley Subbarao help FWC Wildlife Technician Ron Copley to splint Thomas the bears leg. PHOTOS BY ADAM WARWICK | Special to the Times Left: Thomas, just prior to the bandage being removed and his being released. Right: Dr. Griggs shaves Thomas in preparation for surgery. Thomas and his mom before the accident. ROD GASCHE | Special to the Times

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Local The Times | A15 Thursday, December 20, 2012 Cook at the sheriffs of ce investigations building. Saturdays confession followed numerous interviews by FDLE and Franklin County investigators, during which Sandra told several stories, which were later found to be false, Johnson wrote. The report says Loudermilk-Conkel told of cers that on the morning of Dec. 12, she and her mother had driven to 10 Mile Road west of Apalachicola, where a heated argument ensued. Loudermilk-Conkel told of cers that during the course of the argument, she gained access to her mothers 25-caliber handgun, which she used to shoot her mother. Sandra stated her mother was facing away from her when she red the shot. According to a Dec. 13 autopsy performed by the Leon County Medical Examiners Of ce, Green died as a result of more than 60 stab wounds and a single gunshot to the back of the head. Loudermilk-Conkel told investigators that after ring the shot, she began to stab her mother with a folding lock blade knife. Sandra could not remember how many times her mother was stabbed because she blacked out. Sandra stated she then drug Mrs. Green over a ledge at the end of 10 Mile Road and covered her body with debris. The sheriffs of ce said in a news release last week that around 1 p.m. Dec. 12, they received calls indicating a body had been spotted in the area of State Road 30A, 10 miles west of Apalachicola. That rugged stretch of beach at the end of 10 Mile Road, bordered by woods with thick undergrowth, is popular with net shermen, and people walking their dogs. Loudermilk-Conkel had been employed at Bay City Lodge, doing part-time piece work scaling sh, said Bay Citys owner Jimmy Mosconis. She had recently moved back to Apalachicola after living elsewhere for several years, and was married in Dec. 2002 to Gary J. Conkel, in Orange County. The marriage was dissolved in Sept. 2011. Loudermilk-Conkel had lived at her mothers house at 191 9th Street up until the time the house became uninhabitable after a kitchen re in early November. The house was built in late 2009 with the help of funding available through the State Housing Initiative Program. Green worked as a senior LPN at the Franklin Correctional Institution in Carrabelle. We are saddened and our hearts go out to her coworkers, her family especially, and the people in her community, said Misty Cash, deputy communications director for the FDOC. Green was known as an animal lover, and her large menagerie of more than 15 cats and three pit bull mixes are being rounded up by animal control of cers. They are hoping that, with the familys permission, they will be able to adopt out the animals. For more information, contact animal control at 670-4733. Greens vehicle, a red Kia Rio 4-door sedan which Loudermilk-Conkel was known to drive frequently, was seized and taken to the Tallahassee Regional Operations Center forensics lab. In addition, law enforcement of cials have subpoenaed Greens bank records. In a posting on her Facebook page, LoudermilkConkels younger sister, April Loudermilk, thanked the entire community for their expressions of prayer and love. This is a very hard time for me and Im trying so hard to be strong, wrote Loudermilk, who said her mom was planning to retire next month. She worked hard all her life to have and was going to nally be able to kick back. This demon Sandra that was once known as my sister took my mothers life. All my mother did was help her and this is how she repaid her, she wrote. I would give anything, anything to have her back in my life. When you lose someone it hurts! Loudermilk wrote. I just lost my father in May. It hurt, and still does, but it was from natural causes. My mom was robbed! My mom was my 83year-old grandmothers only child and she is really going through it as well, she wrote. Please continue to keep us in your prayers. Notice of Vacancy Franklin County Tourist Development Council Board Member The Franklin County Tourist Development Council is composed of nine members appoint ed by the Franklin County Board of Commissioners. Anyone interested in being considered for this volunteer position is encouraged to send a letter of interest and qualifying resume to the FCTDC at the address below. This is a volunteer position with no nancial compensation. Board members are re quired to attend regular board meetings and are expected to participate in the Committee activities of the Board. Prospective applicants must be engaged in a tourist-related business and must be a resident of Franklin County. All members of the council shall be electors of the county. Interested persons should reply no later than February 1, 2013. A recommendation will be forwarded to the Franklin County Commission for their consideration. Applications may be submitted to: Franklin County Tourist Development Council P O Box 819 Apalachicola, Florida 32329 or via email attachment to fran@anaturalescape.com For further information, please call Fran Edwards at the FCTDC oce at 850-653-8678 CALL TOD A Y! 653-8868 GE T YOUR A D IN Trades & Services Laban Bontrager, DMD Monica Bontrager, DMD 12761 Pea Ridge Road Bristol, Florida 32321 TELEPHONE (850) 643-5417 Bristol Dental Clinic DENTURE LAB ON PREMISES Same Day Service on Repairs and Relines Don Lively General Contractors L ICENSED AND I NSURED 20 Y EARS E XPERIENCE P .O. Box 439 C arrabelle, FL 32322 697-2783 or Mobile 566-2603 RC 0066499 R G0065255 Carrabelle Visa, Discover, and American Express Honored at Participating Ace Stores JACKSONS Building Supplies & Auto Repair Carrabelle 697-3333 We Deliver Anywhere Hardware and Paint Center J.J.s Tree Service, LLC Stump Grinder Licensed & Insured Call John : (850) 899-8432 ROBERTS APPLIANCE REPAIR ALL MAJOR BRANDS 18 Shadow Lane Apalachicola, FL 32320 Phone: (850) 653-8122 Cell: (850) 653-7654 JOES LAWN CARE IF I TS I N YOUR YARD LET JOE TAKE CARE OF I T FULL L AWN SERVICE S TREE TRIMMING AND REMOVAL AL S O CLEAN GUTTER S AND IRRIGATION IN S TILLATION, PLANTING AND BEDDING AVAILABLE CALL JOE@ 850-323-0741 OR EMAIL J OE S_ LA WN @Y A H OO COM NOTICE TO BIDDERS The Franklin County Board of County Commissioners will be accepting separate sealed Request for Proposals for the following: SOLID WASTE TRANSFER STATION OPERATIONS Specications are on le in the oce of the Franklin County Board of County Commissioners, 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, FL. 32320. Proposals must be received in the oce of the Franklin County Clerk of the Courts, 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, Florida 32320 by 4:30 P.M., EST, on December 31, 2012. Proposals must be clearly labeled for each separate proposal. The sealed proposals will be publicly open and read aloud at 10:00 A.M. EST, on January 02, 2013, in the County Commission Meeting Room located in the Franklin County Courthouse Annex. For further information contact Fonda D. Davis Sr., Director, Franklin County Solid Waste Department at (850) 670-8167. An original and one copy of each proposal shall be furnished in a sealed en velope or container, plainly marked SOLID WASTE TRANSFER STATION OPERATIONS. The owner reserves the right to waive any informality or to reject any or all pro posals. ATTENTION BIDDERS: Franklin County is an equal opportunity employer and encourages participation with certied minority enterprises and womens business enterprises. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA The property is reverting back into city hands because when the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve rst created its headquarters there, part of that property was donated by the city and part assembled by donations from private landowners. Now, its one big parcel, said Phillips. When funding became available for the new outreach ofce in Eastpoint, we spoke with the city and they said they would be interested. Because NOAA helped fund the creation of both buildings, in a 50-50 split with the state, it too has been brought into the mix. NOAA is interested in seeing it continue to serve the public, said Phillips. She said the Betty TaylorWebb, on behalf of the city, and DEP of cials have approved a survey completed by Robert Mills, of Baskerville-Donovan Inc., that details speci cs of where the boundaries would be. Phillips said the survey does not include any of the building or lands held by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services for its aquaculture building, which are held under a separate lease. Taylor-Webb has told city commissioners that several residents have approached her with creative ideas for use of the building, but no speci c proposals have yet been considered. The city is seeking to have the St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge relocate to the former ANERR site, but those talks have reached a stalemate. We had told GSA (General Services Administration) were not interested in it, said James Burnett, manager of the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. We ruled it out in its current con guration. It wouldnt work for us. DAVID ADLERSTEIN | the Times The former headquarters of the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve is seen. ANERR from page A1 In November 2011, TDC revenues crossed the $30,000 mark for the rst time, totaling more than $34,000, for another 30 percent increase over the prior year. December 2011, typically the slowest tourist month of the year, saw a modest 8.3 increase over the prior year. But in January 2012, the monthly total crossed the $30,000 mark for the rst time, a 30 percent boost over the prior year. In February 2012, the county crossed the $50,000 mark for the rst time, amassing more than $52,000 in revenues, for a whopping 49 percent increase over the prior year. March 2012 was a modest 7.4 percent over the prior year, but April 2012 again established a milestone crossing the $80,000 mark for the rst time, and posting a nearly 16 percent increase over the prior year. May 2012 was the best such month ever, with revenues of more than $140,000, a nearly 55 percent hike over the prior year. But with June and July 2012 both in the $140,000 range, showing modest declines from the year prior, TDC of cials believe the summer 2012 discrepancies were based mostly on the fact that collectors of the tax have different schedules. August 2012 roared back by eclipsing the $90,000 mark for the rst time, its nearly $94,000 in receipts a 54.7 percent leap over the year prior. With the exception of a slight drop in the 2007-8 scal year, TDC revenues have increased every year since the tax was put into place in 2005, beginning with about $698,000 in its rst complete scal year of existence. TDC from page A1 DAUGHTER from page A1

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B16| The Times Thursday, December 20, 2012 CLASSIFIEDS 91443 IN THE COUNTY COURT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 2012-172-CA RIVERWALK CONDOMINIUM OWNER’S ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida Non-Profit Corporation, Plaintiff, vs. PAIGE F. KILLEEN, Defendant. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, pursuant to Plaintiff’s Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-captioned action, I will sell the property situated in Franklin County, Florida, described as follows, to wit: Unit “K” of Riverwalk Condominiums, according to Declaration of Condominium, Covenants and Restrictions for Riverwalk Condominiums thereof recorded under Official Records Book 566, Page 220, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida; as amended by that certain Amended Declaration’ of Condominium, Covenants and Restrictions for Riverwalk Condominiums thereof recorded under Official Records Book 584, Pages 1-78, of the-Public Records of Franklin County, Florida; and Amendment to Master Declaration of Condominium, Covenants and Restrictions for Riverwalk Condominiums thereof recorded under Official Records Book 628, Pages 81-99, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida; and Amendment to Master Declaration of Condominium, Covenants and Restrictions for Riverwalk Condominiums thereof recorded under Official Records Book 635, Pages 548-552, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida, together with all appurtenances thereto. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash at Franklin County Court-house, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320 beginning at 11:00 a.m. EST, on the 16th day of January, 2013. If you are a subordinate lien holder claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the Clerk of Court no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim, you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. Notice to Persons With Disabilities: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator’s office not later than seven days prior to the proceeding. MARCIA M. JOHNSON Clerk of the Circuit Court Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Timothy D. Padgett, Esq., Timothy D. Padgett, P.A. 2878 Remington Green Circle, Tallahassee, FL 32308 Ph: (850) 422-2520 Fax: (850) 422-2567 December 20, 27, 2012 89576T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION Case No. 11-000120CA TIB BANK, Plaintiff, v. APALACH CLASSIC SYSTEMS, INC., a Florida corporation; SALLY A. LEACH; GREGORY E. LEACH a/k/a GREGORY E. LEACH, M.D.; ADVANCED MEDICAL CENTER, LLC, a Florida limited liability company; LOGICAL INVESTMENTS, LLC, a Florida limited liability company; and ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS, WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; and UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure, dated September 25, 2012, and the Order Granting Plaintiff’s Motion to Cancel and Reschedule Foreclosure Sale in the above-styled case in the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, I will, on January 9, 2013, at 11:00 a.m., sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the front door of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, in the city of Apalachicola, Florida, the following described real property: Parcel 1: Lots 1, 2 and the Southeast 30 feet of Lot 3, Block 52, of the City of Apalachicola, according to the map or plat thereof now in common use at the Clerk of the Circuit Court in Franklin County, Florida. Parcel 2: Northwest 30 feet of Lot 4, Northwest 46 feet of Lot 8, and all of Lots 5, 6 and 7, all in Block “52”, of the City of Apalachicola, as per map or plat In common use on file at the Clerk of the Circuit Court in Franklin County, Florida. Parcel 3: The Southeast 30 feet of Lot 4 and the Northwest 30 feet of Lot 3, in Block 52, of the City of Apalachicola, as per map or plat in common use on file at the Clerk of the Circuit Court in Franklin County, Florida. IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. Dated on this 6th day of December, 2012. Marcia M. Johnson Clerk of the Circuit Court Franklin County, Florida Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk December 13, 20, 2012 89574T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.. 19-2012CA-000119 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE OF INDYMAC LOAN TRUST MORTGAGE BACKED CERTIFICATES SERIES 2005-L1 UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED JUNE 1, 2005, Plaintiff, v. IBRAHIM QUINONES; MARIANA PEREZ; JOEL QUINONES; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; MARINERS LANDING HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION PHASE II, LLC. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 27, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 19-2012-CA-000119 of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on 16th day of January, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. on the Front Lobby of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 10, MARINERS LANDING, PHASE II ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGES 19, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY FLORIDA Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. ATTENTION: PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Court Administrator Phone: (850) 577-4401 DATED AT APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA THIS 28TH DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2012. Marcia M. Johnson CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk December 13, 20, 2012 91271T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA PREMIER BANK, a Florida banking corporation Plaintiff, vs. JAMES F. WEATHERLY, JR. Defendant. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Default Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-captioned action, The Franklin County Clerk of Court will sell the property situated in Franklin County, Florida, described as follows, to-wit: Lot 2, Block 275, RIVERSIDE HEIGHTS, UNIT ONE, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page(s) 21, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Front Door of the Clerk’s office in the Courthouse of Franklin County, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 16th day of January, 2013. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNERS AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated this 28th day of November, 2012. Marcia M. Johnson Franklin County Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk December 13, 20, 2012 91265T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 19-2011-CA-000411 SEC.:_________ BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. DAVID STUDY A/K/A DAVID L. STUDY; KIMBERLEE L. STUDY; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; BLUEWATER-BAY PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 28, 2012, en tered in Civil Case No. 19-2011-CA-000411 of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on the 16th day of January, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. on the Front steps of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 27, BLUE WATER BAY, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 31 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Court Administrator FL Phone: (850)577-4401 If you are hearing or voice impaired, call Florida Relay Service, hearing 800-955-8771, voice 800-955-8770. DATED AT APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA THIS 28TH DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2012. MARCIA M. JOHNSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk December 13, 20, 2012 91297T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 19-2009-CA-000627 DIVISION: SUNTRUST BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. MELANIE JANE TURNER, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated November 27, 2012 and entered in Case NO. 19-2009-CA000627 of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for FRANKLIN County, Florida wherein SUNTRUST BANK, N.A., is the Plaintiff and ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; STANLEY W. BENECKI; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the FRONT DOOR of the FRANKLIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 33 MARKET STREET, APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 9th day of January, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: A PARCEL OF LAND IN THE NORTH 1/2 OF FRACTIONAL SECTION 11, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 4 WEST, ON DOG ISLAND, IN FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 36, IN DOG ISLAND SUBDIVISION UNIT NO. 4, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 23-24, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND FROM SAID POINT RUN NORTH 48 DEGREES 21 MINUTES WEST 298.70 FEET TO THE MEAN HIGH WATER LINE OF ST. GEORGE SOUND, THENCE FOLLOWING SAID MEAN HIGH WATER LINE NORTH 32 DEGREES 24 MINUTES EAST 269.28 FEET, THENCE FOLLOWING SAID MEAN HIGH WATER LINE NORTH 57 DEGREES 59 MINUTES EAST 403.56 FEET, THENCE FOLLOWING SAID MEAN HIGH WATER LINE NORTH 40 DEGREES 33 MINUTES EAST A DISTANCE OF 499.80 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE LANDS TO BE DESCRIBED: FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING RUN THENCE NORTH 40 DEGREES 33 MINUTES EAST ALONG SAID MEAN HIGH WATER LINE 99.96 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 45 DEGREES 40 MINUTES EAST A DISTANCE OF 423.70 FEET TO THE NORTHERLY LINE OF A PROPOSED 66 FOOT STREET, THENCE RUN 48 DEGREES 30 MINUTES WEST ALONG SAID ROAD A DISTANCE OF 100 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 45 DEGREES 40 MINUTES WEST A DISTANCE OF 409.83 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; BEING SHOWN AS LOT 12 IN BLOCK A ON AN UNRECORDED PLAT PREPARED BY R.C. BANNERMAN, JR., REGISTERED SURVEYOR, AND DESIGNATED AS DOG ISLAND, ADDITION TO UNIT 4. A/K/A LOT 12 BAY DRIVE, DOG ISLAND, FL 32322 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on November 28, 2012. Marcia M. Johnson Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk **See Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Mr. Doug Smith, Office of Court Administration, Leon County Courthouse, 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301, Phone: 850577-4401, Fax: 850487-7947 F09105924 December 13, 20, 2012 91355T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF SECOND THE JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 11-000440-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, an Arkansas banking corporation, successor in interest to Wakulla Bank, Plaintiff, vs. Archon Construction Co. LLC, a Florida limited liability company, and James F. Weatherly, Jr., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 27, 2012, in the abovestyled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Front Door of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market St., Apalachicola, FL 32320 at 11:00 a.m. on January 9, 2013, the following described property: LOTS 1 & 2, BLOCK 52 (9) OF KELLY’S ADDITION TO THE CITY OF CARRABELLE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE(S) 20, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. Dated: November 28, 2012. Marcia Johnson Clerk of Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk December 13, 20, 2012 91417T IN THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 10-454-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, as successor in interest to COASTAL COMMUNITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. JAMES W. SMITH, JR., and SISBRO INVESTMENT CORPORATION, a Georgia corporation, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 27, 2012, and entered in Civil Action No. 2010-000454-CA of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein the parties were the plaintiff, CENTENNIAL BANK, as successor in interest to Coastal Community Bank, and the Defendants, JAMES W. SMITH, JR., and SISBRO INVESTMENT CORPORATION, a Georgia corporation, I will sell to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on the 9th day of January, 2013, at the front door foyer on the second floor of the Franklin County Courthouse, Apalachicola, Florida, the following-described real property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: Lot 12, Block 74, of ST. GEORGE ISLAND GULF BEACHES UNIT NO. 5, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3 at page 17 of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. The successful bidder at the sale will be required to place the requisite state documentary stamps on the Certificate of Title. DATED this 28th day of November, 2012. Honorable MARCIA JOHNSON Clerk of the Court Franklin County, Florida By: /s Michele Maxwell As Deputy Clerk December 13, 20, 2012 91403T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 192009CA 000612CAXXXX SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, vs. DANIEL D. GRIFFIN; SARAH A. MACMILLAN; UNKNOWN TENANT(S); AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED AS NOMINEE FOR SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC.; PICKETT’S LANDING HOMEOWNER’S ASSOCIATION, INC. Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on April 24, 2012, and the Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale entered on November 27, 2012, in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Franklin County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Franklin County, Florida, described as: UNIT 3, BLOCK “D” OF PICKETT’S LANDING, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 7, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA a/k/a 1302 PICKETTS LANDING COURT, CARRABELLE, FL 32322 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the front door of the courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320, Franklin County, Florida, at eleven o’clock a.m., on February 6, 2013 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 50 days after the sale. Dated at Apalachicola, Florida, this 27th day of November, 2012. Marcia Johnson Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk December 13, 20, 2012 91491T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 192009CA000061 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. CHARLES B. MITCHELL, ET AL Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment in Foreclosure dated November 26, 2012 and entered in Case No. 192009CA 000061 of the Circuit Court of the 2ND Judicial Circuit in and for FRANKLIN County, Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION is Plaintiff and CHARLES B. MITCHELL; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CHARLES B. MITCHELL, IF ANY, N/K/A PATTY MITCHELL; ST. GEORGE PLANTATION OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; all unknown parties claiming by, through, under or against the named defendants, whether living or not, and whether said unknown parties claims as heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, or in any other capacity, claiming by, through under or against the named Defendants are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the ON THE FRONT STEPS OF THE COURTHOUSE. of the FRANKLIN County Courthouse, in FRANKLIN County, Florida, at 11:00 AM, on the 16th day of January, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 4, RESORT VILLAGE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 8 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. Street Address: LOT 4 RESORT VILLAGE, SAINT GEORGE ISLAND, FLORIDA 32328 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must tile, a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the Court this 6th day of December, 2012 Marcia M. Johnson Clerk of Court Michele Maxwell As Deputy Clerk If you are an individual with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding or other court service, program, or activity, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to provisions of certain assistance. Request for accommodation may be presented on this form, in another written format, or orally. Please complete the attached form and return it to: Susan Wilson, ADA Coordinator 301 South Monroe Street Tallahassee, FL 32301 850.577.4430 as far in advance as possible, but preferably at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance or other court activity. Submitted by: MOSKOWITZ, MANDELL, SALIM & SIMOWITZ, P.A. 800 Corporate Drive, Suite 500 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334 December 20, 27, 2012 91537T IN THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No: 11-000004-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, successor in interest to APALACHICOLA STATE BANK a division of COASTAL COMMUNITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. BRIAN E. SYSKA a/k/a BRIAN EMIL SYSKA a/k/a BRYAN E. SYSKA; et al, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 27, 2012, and entered in Civil Action No. 11-000004 CA of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein the parties were the Plaintiff, CENTENNIAL BANK, successor in interest to APALACHICOLA STATE BANK, a division of COASTAL COMMUNITY BANK, and the Defendants, BRIAN E. SYSKA a/k/a

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, December 20, 2012 The Times | B17 RENTALS3 BR 3 BA UNFURNISHED CONDO LONG TERM, POOL .............................................$850 2 BR 1 BA UNFURNISHED HOUSE FL ROOM, FENCED YARD, GARAGE ..................$800 3 BR 2 BA FURNISHED APT W/D, CARPORT, ST PARKING ............................$600 2 BR 1 BA UNFURNISHED APT NEW PAINT, SMALL PORCH ...............................$375 1 BR 1 BA UNFURNISHED APT ST PARKING, REMODELED, INC WATER ..........$425 3 BR 1 BA FURNISHED APT WEEKLY OR MONTHLY, INC UTILITIES 3 BR 1 BA UNFURNISHED DUPLEX DOWNTOWN CARRABELLE ...............................$600 2 OFFICE SPACES US 98 CARRABELLE ...............................................$300 BOTH 108 S. E. AVE. A CARRABELLE, FLORIDA 32322850-697-9604 850-323-0444 www.seacrestre.comwww. rst tness.com/carrabellePROPERTY MANAGEMENT AND RENTALS The Apalachicola Bay Charter School is accepting applications for a full-time instructional position. Applicants must hold current teaching certi cate and have experience in the primary grades. The position will begin January 2, 2012. ABC School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please send resumes to: Chimene Johnson, ABC School, 98 12th Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320, fax: 850-653-1857 or email: elizabethkirvin@aol.com EASTERN SHIPBUILDING GROUP MORE THAN A JOB… A FUTURE! LONG TERM WORK an aggressive leader in the Marine Industry, located in Panama City, FL has the following opportunities for skilled craftsmen:PIPEFITTERS  PIPE WELDERS SHIPFITTERS  STRUCTURAL WELDERS X-RAY WELDERS  ELECTRICIANSCompetitive wages DOE, and a comprehensive bene ts package including: Company paid health, dental, and life insurance, 401(k), attendance & safety bonuses. Normal work week to include overtime. Quali ed craftsmen should apply in person: Mon-Fri, 8am-12pm 1pm4:30 pmHUMAN RESOURCES (2 Locations): 13300 Allanton Rd., Panama City, FL 32404 and 134 S. East Ave., Panama City, FL 32401Applications are also accepted at our East Ave Of ce Saturdays, 8am-12pm.(850) 522-7400, ext. 2285, 2322, or 2302 Fax: (850) 874-0208EOE/Drug Free Workplace BRIAN EMIL SYSKA a/k/a BRYAN E. SYSKA; et al, I will sell to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on the 9th day of January, 2013, at the front door foyer on the second floor of the Franklin County Courthouse, Apalachicola, Florida, the followingdescribed real property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: PARCEL I: Lot 45, Lakes on the Bluff, according to the plat thereof recorded in the public records of Franklin County, Florida, at Plat Book 8, Pages 33, 34 and 35 PARCEL II: Lot 46, Lakes on the Bluff, according to the plat thereof recorded in the public records of Franklin County, Florida, in Plat Book 8, Pages 33, 34 and 35 PARCEL III: Commence at the Southwest corner of the Northeast Quarter of Section 31, Township 8 South, Range 6 West, Franklin County, Florida and run North 0006’01” East 445.75 feet to a concrete monument lying on the southerly right-of-way boundary of U.S. Highway No. 98, thence run North 8714’07” East along said right-of-way boundary 104.09 feet to a re-rod (marked #4261) for the point of beginning. From said Point of Beginning continue North 8714’07” East along said rightof-way boundary 124.30 feet to an iron pipe, thence leaving said right-of-way boundary run South 0002’26” West 126.24 feet to an iron pipe lying on the northerly right-of-way boundary of State Road No. S-65, thence run South 6046’22” West along said northerly right-ofway boundary 142.51 feet to a re-rod (marked #4261), thence leaving said right-of-way boundary run North 0005’27” East 189.83 feet to the Point of Beginning Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. The successful bidder at the sale will be required to place the requisite state documentary stamps on the Certificate of Title. DATED this 13th day of December, 2012. Honorable MARCIA JOHNSON Clerk of the Court Franklin County, FL By: Michele M As Deputy Clerk December 20, 27, 2012 8 week old Pug Puppies, 3 black and 1 fawn First shots included $200 call 850-720-1117 Heritage V illas of Apalachicola Apartments Now accepting applications for 2BR Some rental assistance may be available. Call 850-653-9277. TDD/ TTY 711. This institution is an equal opportunity provider & employer. Carrabelle Cove ApartmentsTaking Applications Now Available: 1, 2 and 3 br, Handicap Apts. Laundry facilities on site, W/S included in rent, CH&A and window coverings provided. On site management Office. Rental assistance available. Income restrictions apply, reasonable accommodation. Carrabelle Cove Apartments 807 Gray Ave #33 Carrabelle, Fl 32322 850-697-2017 TDD711 This institution is an equal opportunity provider & employerText FL29928 to 56654 Heritage V illas of Apalachicola Apartments Now accepting applications for 2BR Handicap accessible unit. Some rental assistance may be available. Call 850-653-9277. TDD/ TTY 711. This institution is an equal opportunity provider & employer. St. GeorgeIsland $175/wk, elec, satellite, garbage incl. Pool tbl. 12’ X 65’ deck. Beautiful view! 850-653-5319 Carrabelle House for RENT4 bedroom, 2 bath split level home (unfurnished). $800$850 monthly. Clean and in great shape. Call 850-323-1744. Text Fl35319 to 56654 East Point Carrabelle 900 Square ft designer 1bedroom, open plan, Jacuzzi, washer & dryer, satellite, secluded, 1/2 mile from beach. $440/month. Call 954-816-7004 Text FL22547 to 56654 5 Acres located on Patty Lane, in Eastpoint, for more information Call 850-653-5939 ToPlace Your Classified ad inCall Our New Numbers Now!Call: 850-747-5020 Toll Free: 800-345-8688 Fax: 850-747-5044 Email: thestar@pcnh.com thetimes@pcnh.com theAPALACHICOLA & CARRABELLETIMES CALLOURNEWNUMBERSNOW CALLOURNEWNUMBERSNOW

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Local A18 | The Times Thursday, December 20, 2012 By EMILY SPINDLER Special to The Times First, it was 1966 and TV viewers across America tuned in to see Boris Karloff narrate and star in the cartoon version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. We all agreed watching that was a great experience, especially seeing that famous evil grin. And then, 2000 rolled around and Jim Carrey creeped us all out. But on Dec. 13, a new and improved version of this Christmas wonder had its opening night at The Nest after-school program in Eastpoint. Starring Stephen Smith and his trusty dog/reindeer Max (aka Porter Smith), a receptive audience watched as the Grinch Pooh-Poohed the Whos, stole many presents (including a drum bigger than Max), tricked cute little Cindy Lou (aka Adia Siler), and thankfully, to our great relief, had a change of heart. Our Who readers Rileigh Boatwright, Brittani Bouzemann, Alondra Jimenez, Morgan Malone, Jennifer Owens, Siler, Emily Smith, Jocelyn Webb, Shasta Whitnauer and JJ Whitted did a fantastic job telling this classic story. Besides their great reading skills, they had on some seriously fabulous costumes that would make any New York fashion designer consider traveling to Franklin County for ideas. These whimsically clad Whos added the perfect touch to our carefully created backdrop of a Grinch-tree forest, Who-ville, and Cindy Lous living room. Of course, we already knew the message of this production, but it is always appropriate to hear and take to heart that maybe Christmas doesnt come from a store. Maybe, perhaps, Christmas means a bit more. Thanks to these young and upcoming actors and actresses for reminding us of the true meaning of Christmas! Directly following the play, the rst ever Nest Chorus made their holiday debut singing a variety of classic and not-so-classic Christmas songs. Morgan Anderson, Boatwright, Bouzemann, Alex Howard, Jimenez, Lynzi Kelley, Malone, OShawn Moore, KT Nessly, Owens, Cole Polous, Jaydann Richards, Shelby Rotella, Chandler Sanders, Alexis Webb, Webb, Whitnauer and Audry Yowell rocked out to Rudolph, had some super soloists in Twelve Days of Christmas and nished up with All I Want for Christmas is You, Winters Carol, and Christmas Canon. We are all wowed by Alondra Jimenezs mastery of a tricky solo, and site director Emily Spindler (and most likely everyone else) was very impressed with the perfect three-part harmony in Christmas Canon. We think all the students sounded beautiful, and look forward to more choruses in the future. Bringing the evening to a nal close was our Sound and Light show, led by Adrian West and his science students. His class spent hours putting up lights, re-taping lights and more lights. These lights ashed and danced in time to holiday music, and the chorus broke into a little impromptu singing. We thank Stephen Malone for opening our program with an upbeat Christmas rap and the parents who attended our parent night, and all the children who participated. Emily Spindler is site director of the Eastpoint Nest after-school program. Real Estate Picks Our local real estate experts have identied what they feel are the best values around and are oering them to you in Real Estate Picks! (In this section), Discover the best real estate values in Mexico Beach, Port St. Joe, Apalachicola, Cape San Blas, St. George Island, Carrabelle and surrounding areas. Best Values on the Forgotten Coast SELL YOUR LI S TING S HERE! Only $35 per week per listing Minimum 2 ads per week or 1 ad for 2 weeks Contact Joel or Kari for details: (850)814-7377 or (850)227-7847 SOLD John Shelby, Broker 800-344-7570 850-927-4777 www.sgirealty.com MLS# 247279 $369,000 St. George Island 2ND TIER GULF VIEW Dawg Daze 4 BR, 3 BA, Heated Pool, Florida room off living room opens to decks overlooking John Shelby, Broker 800-344-7570 850-927-4777 www.sgirealty.com MLS# 245232 $89,000 St. George Island HIGH & DRY 3RD TIER LOT Located on the north side of Gulf Beach Drive and only two lots from the corner for easy beach access on 11th Street. Scrub Oaks line the road side of this lot creating privacy, but offers an open expanse of high sandy ground. Excellent building site. REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS The Franklin County Board of County Commissioners will receive proposals until Marcia M. Johnson Clerk of Circuit Court 33 Market Street, Suite 203 Apalachicola, Florida 32320 (850) 653-8861, Ext. 100 For the furnishing of the following legal services: 1. An hourly rate for the furnishing of legal services, advice, atten dance at meetings, and for legal correspondence for the Franklin County Board of County Commissioners for all non-legal services; and for all of its litigation Agency. 2. All proposals will include the following: 1. Complete Resume 2. Experience in County, State, and Governmental Law 3. Experience in Administrative Law 4. Experience in Civil Law 5. Number of years in trial practice 6. Appellate experience 7. Litigation experience 8. Support 9. Price All proposals shall be from members in good standing with the Florida Bar. Please provide seven copies of this proposal. Franklin County reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals, with or without cause, to waive technicalities, or to accept proposals which, in its sole judgment best serve the needs of Franklin County. The Franklin County Board of County Commissioners will review all proposals at an open meeting to be scheduled. Those All proposals will be marked on the outside of the sealed envelope: LEGAL PROPOSAL. PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF INTENT IS GIVEN THAT FRANKLIN COUNTY WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING ON JANUARY 15, 2013 AT 11:00 A.M. TO CONSIDER ADOPTING AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE EXISTING FIRE PROTECTION AND RESCUE SERVICES MUNICIPAL BENEFIT UNIT ORDINANCES FOR THE PURPOSE OF CREATING SEVEN SEPARATE FIRE PROTECTION AND RESCUE SERVICES DISTRICTS IN FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA AND TO AUTHORIZE THE GOVERNING BODY TO AUTHORIZE FIRE PROTECTION AND RESCUE SERVICE ASSESSMENTS WITHIN THE DISTRICTS THAT MAY DIFFER FROM DISTRICT TO DISTRICT BASED ON THE COST OF PROVIDING FIRE PROTECTION AND RESCUE SERVICES WITHIN EACH DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that on January 15, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. (ET) at 34 Forbes Street, Apalachicola, Florida at the Courthouse Annex, the Franklin County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider adopting an ordinance captioned as follows: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE 96-8 TO CREATE A MUNICIPAL SERVICE BENEFIT DISTRICT PURSUANT TO SECTION 125.01 OF THE FLORIDA STATUTE FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING FIRE PROTECTION AND RESCUE SERVICES, CREATING SEVEN FIRE AND RESCUE DISTRICTS AND THEIR BOUNDARIES, PROVIDING A PURPOSE; PROVIDING A TERM OF THE UNIT, PROVIDING A GOVERNING BODY, PROVIDING FOR FIRE PROTECTION AND RESCUE SERVICE ASSESSMENTS; PROVIDING THAT FIRE PROTECTION AND RESCUE SERVICE ASSESSMENTS MAY DIFFER AMONG THE DISTRICTS BASED ON THE REASONABLE COST OF PROVIDING FIRE PROTECTION AND RESCUE SERVICES WITHIN EACH FIRE AND RESCUE DISTRICT, COLLECTIONS AND FUND, PROVIDING FOR CONTRACTING FOR SERVICES, PROVIDING SEVERABILITY AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE, AND AMENDING ORDINANCE 98-8 WHICH PROVIDED FOR EXPIRATION AND RENEWAL OF LIENS ASSESSED AGAINST PROPERTY AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE A copy of the proposed ordinance is on with the of Court, 33 Street, cola, Florida and may be viewed there. Interested Persons may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. Any party who may wish to appeal the decision made at this public hearing is responsible for making a verbatim transcript of the hearing. Those persons requiring assistance to attend the meeting must call deputy clerk Michael Moron at 850-653-8861 x100 at least three business days before the meeting to make arrangements. PHOTOS BY DESPINA WILLIAMS | Special to The Times The Nest chorus lent their pipes to traditional Christmas carols as well as modern songs like Tori Amos Winters Carol. Right: Brothersister duo Emily Smith (Who No. 5) and Stephen Smith (the Grinch) demonstrated that acting chops run in the family. Nesters perform How the Grinch Stole Christmas



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By DAVID ADLERSTEIN653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com The daughter of an Apalachicola woman found murdered Dec. 12 has confessed to shooting and stabbing her mother on an isolated beach about 10 miles west of town, and then burying her body in a mound of debris. The Franklin County Sheriffs Of ce, with the assistance of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, arrested Sandra Anne Loudermilk-Conkel, 46, of Apalachicola, Saturday afternoon on charges of rst degree murder in connection with the death of 68-yearold Cynthia Green. She was taken to the Franklin County Jail after being apprehended without incident at the Best Western Motel in Apalachicola, where she and her mother had been staying after they were burned out of their home early last month. In a rst appearance by video Sunday before Circuit Judge Frank Shef eld, Loudermilk-Conkel was ordered held without bond, and assigned a public defender. The Of ce of the State Attorney, 2nd Judicial Circuit will prosecute this case. Undersheriff Joel Norred said law enforcement of cials interviewed several people in connection with the murder, but are not seeking other suspects in connection with the murder. We believe she acted alone, he said. According to a probable cause af davit led by Investigator Brett Johnson, Loudermilk-Conkel confessed to the murder Saturday during an interview by Johnson and lead investigator Duane Daughter charged with moms murder SANDRA LOUDERMILKCONKEL Cynthia Green, with her dog n front of her home at 191 Ninth Street, taken in January 2010.DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The TimesSee DAUGHTER A9By LOIS SWOBODA653-1819 | @ApalachTimes Lswoboda@star .com A bear cub injured by an automobile is back with his family and doing ne. Last week, an article in the Apalachicola and Carrabelle Times entitled Bears, bears everywhere featured a photo of a mother bear and cub. The cub was one of three being successfully raised by a bear sow in Carrabelle, a tribute to this years bumper crop of acorns. The night before the Times article was released, disaster struck when the cub was hit by a car at around 6 p.m. on Wednesday evening, Dec. 12. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Wildlife Technician Ron Copley went in search of the injured cub and found him about 50 yards into the woods, not far from the scene of the accident. Copley tranquilized the cub using a dart gun and examined it. The 100 pound cub had a bloody nose and a broken leg but seemed otherwise unhurt. Copley took the cub home and with the help of his twin grandsons, 13-year-olds Thomas and Jackson Copley Subbarao of Eastpoint, he splinted the cubs leg and put it into a pen for observation. The boys were a little nervous at rst but soon warmed up to the task of helping the cub. On Thursday morning, the bear was sitting up and alert. He was in a lot of pain and didnt ght us but Adam gave him a syringe of shot to calm him and make him more comfortable, said Copley. By DAVID ADLERSTEIN653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com The outlines of a deal have been reached between Apalachicola and the state of Florida to have the former headquarters of the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve revert to the city sometime next year. Pam Phillips, communications administrator for the Florida Department of Environmental Protections Of ce of Coastal & Aquatic Managed Areas, said that three-way talks between City Administrator Betty Taylor-Webb, and of cials from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, have yielded an agreement. This deal would give the city the main building, and the surrounding property including parking. Not included would be the nature walk that extends out into the bayou as well as the modular building closest to Scipio Creek. We will retain other portions of property that were still using. There is also a modular building used as ofces and as a staging area for boat slips in the marina, said Phillips. It does not include the nature walk which is still open to the public. DEP staffers are continuing to use the building, and will until the time that Governor Rick Scott and his cabinet approve the transfer of the property. As far as were concerned, the sooner the better. We dont have a date unfortunately, said Phillips. We still are running the electricity; they are in and out of it. Technically, we still are in it. We are moving forward in the midst of a process to return it to the city for their use.By DAVID ADLERSTEIN653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com For the rst time since Franklin Countys two-cent bed tax was rst put into place in 2005, the countys annual tourist tax revenue has passed the $900,000 mark, with a better than $100,000 increase throughout last year. Final gures for the Tourist Development Councils 2012-13 scal year, which concluded at the end of September, show the countys overnight accommodations generated a little more than $916,000, about $113,000 more than last year, for a better than 14 percent jump. Numbers for September showed that, for the rst time, that opening month of fall generated about $63,000, the rst time a September has crossed the $60,000 mark, for a 9.5 percent boost over last year. The countys biggest boost over years past came last fall and winter, when four of the rst six months of the scal year saw double-digit boosts, each greater than 30 percent. October 2011 eclipsed the $40,000 mark for the rst time ever, and at more than $48,000, was a 31 percent leap over the prior year. ANERR building to revert to citySee ANERR A15 On the mend TDC revenues post record yearSee TDC A15 Bear cub back with family after mishapADAM WARWICK | Special to the TimesVeterinary technician Maria Steurer and Dr. Norm Griggs performed surgery on Thomas.See BEAR A14 xxxxx xxxxx xxxxxThursday, December 20, 2012 50 WWW.APALACHTIMES.COM VOL. 127 ISSUE 34Phone: 850-653-8868 Web: apalachtimes.com E-mail: dadlerstein@star .com Fax: 850-653-8036 Circulation: 800-345-8688Opinion . . . . . . A8 Society . . . . . A10 Faith . . . . . . A11 Outdoors . . . . . A12 Sports . . . . . . A13 Tide Chart . . . . A13 Classi eds . . . A16-A17 DEADLINES FOR NEXT WEEK: School News & Society: 11 a.m. Friday Real Estate Ads: 11 a.m. Thursday Legal Ads: 11 a.m. Friday Classi ed Display Ads: 11 a.m. Friday Classi ed Line Ads: 5 p.m. Monday xxxxx Contact Us xxxxx Out to see Index Read childrens letters to Santa, A2-A7Great hoop action Friday nightThe areas most renowned rivalry, between Port St. Joe and Franklin County high schools, will play out in Eastpoint Friday night as the Seahawks play host to the Tiger Sharks. The girls game gets under way at 6 p.m., and boys action at about 7:30 p.m.Butts and Clucks set for Jan. 5The Weems Memorial Healthcare Foundation will hold its annual Butts and Clucks by the Bay cookoff on Saturday, Jan. 5, from noon until 5 p.m. at Riverfront Park in downtown Apalachicola. The foundation is sponsoring a pork butt and chicken cooking contest, open to local, state and outof-state teams. Awards given for cooking, presentation of booth, presentation of food, etc. Dinner served to the public, and an auction will be held with Harry Arnold as auctioneer. For more information or to enter, call 670-8261.Apalachicola Oyster Cook-Off on Jan. 19The third annual Oyster Cook-Off to bene t the Apalachicola Volunteer Fire Department will be Saturday, Jan. 19. Friday evening will be a preview of the oyster-related silent auction items, along with a sampling of Apalachicola Bays tasty bivalves. Saturdays cook-off starts at 11 a.m. Contestants are encouraged to enter with their favorite recipe. All forms of oysters will be available to taste raw, steamed and fried. Other food items and refreshments available for purchase. Activities will include live music and dancing performances. More information will be posted soon at www.oystercookoff. com, and the event can be followed on Facebook.Holiday hours for St. George LighthouseThe Lighthouse and the Keepers House Museum and gift shop will be open from Dec. 27-29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Dec. 30 the lighthouse and keepers house will open noon to 5 p.m. On Dec. 31 the facilities will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed New Years Day.

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LocalA2 | The Times Thursday, December 20, 2012 Ms. Clarks fourth-grade classDear Santa, All I want for Christmas is almost everything that is new and just came out. The one thing that I want is a Play Station Vita, Assasins creed 3. resident evil raccoon city, a bike, a new dirt bike, a slither, bey blade meta fury, a nerf vortex pyrogon, a nerf hail re. A 58 inch tv in my room, dishonered hitman, resident evil 6, call of duty Mw2. call of duty black ops 2. I wish I could go to Tampa to see the Tampa bay bucceners play. A new ripstick. A new game called Dead island. A .410 with a scoap. A 22 with a scoap and a 12 gage pumpshot gun, and some reindeer so I can be just like you. I hope you dont get stuck in my chimney, Sincerely your friend Damion Evans Dear Santa, Hi Its me Trederrion Jones. All I want four Christmas is an four-wheeler because my bike is broken, and an gator hat to where, and new clothes, and a remote-control car yellow musttne, and an puppie, and a trip to Hawaii, and New shows Jordans Blue, white and an Toshiba labtop. I cant wait to see what you got me. Merry christmas, you friend Trederrion Jones Dear Santa, I want to ask you. If you could bring me thes things. rst I would like another Xbox 360! And a dirt bike a fourwheeler maybe a puppy Halzenut choclate color please. Just a couple more things. Ipod a ipad. And the biggest thing of all is a elf from the nortpole to do my chores. And I want Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer. Ok I think thats all. Thanks I hope to see you!! Sincerely Gavyn Padilla Dear Santa Claus, All I wish from you this year is to bring the people in my family that died to see them one last time, because I have had many good times with the people that are gone and ill so please Santa make this little girl have a great time with her family and maby you can have a lot of cookies an Christmas, so come on do youre best and make me proud, thank you Santa. I will denitely put cookies on the table. I am cerious p.s. dont calf when you fall down the chimney my dog will come running after you and my cat Precous I cant wait until you make my wish come true. Your friend, Makayla Varner Dear Santa, My name is Logan. And what I want for Chrismas from you is a toy helicopter, and my jumping stilts so I can run 20 mph and jump 7 feet high. I want a big airplane so I can y it high in the sky and people can watch me y all around. Then I want a little dirt bike or a little four-wheeler so I can go to the store or ride around. A medim size metal remote control boat so I can ride it around out on the Bay. Hope to see my wishes. Your friend Logan Waller Dear Santa Claus, I want to tell you what I want for Christmas. I want a playstation 3 because it has all my favorite games and a phone so I can keep in touch with Friends and famly. And I want a Flayscreen tv because my old one is Little. And that is what I want for Christmas this year. Oh and the cookies will be on the counter if my dad does not get them. Well I sure hope your going to get me my presents! I sure hope you do not get stuck in the chimney. Sincerely, your friend, Tony Millender Dear Santa Claus, Hi Santa its me Madalyn Thompson. Its XChristmas again and I have an even bigger list of things I want so read carefully. I want a Barbie dream house, Clothes (with sequins if possible) a American doll, books (nonpicture) baby dolls, a puppy, a laptop, i-pad, x-box 360, play station 3, dolls, mp3 player, years worth of candy, perfume, makeup, sparkly pink batone, batone lessons, a piano, lots of baby doll sets, play house, ultimate tree house, scooter, ay screen tv, all the Scooby-Doo movies I dont have, a trip to Hawaii, and thats all for now. Thanks for listening. Your sweetest angle, Madalyn Thompson Dear Santa Claus, Hello my name is Marci Nicole Kelley. Well I want to tell you what I want for Christmas and why I want it. I want a Hamster and the color I want is a black and white one and why do I want one is because they are fun to play with The next thing is I want is a makeupkit from Justice it cost $72 but its got all the stuff you need for a girl body stuff makeup nail stuff. The next thing is I want is hightops the color black. Hope you dont get the chimney e. Your friend Marci Kelley Dear Santa, Im Kelson Smith this is the stuff I want for Christmas call of duty blackopps land2 with ncaa football 13 and madden 13 and Halo toys and WWe 13 and WWe toys and a phyco cycle and a blaster pro and a tim tebow jersey and a lot of remote contoled trucks and cars and monster jam trucks and shirts of drave digger and El toro loco shirts to and orida gator and texas footballs and clothes. Sincerely Kelson Smith Dear Santa Claus, This is Katie and I wanted to know if you could get a Christmas outt with a red and green bow that goes in your hair! I also want the red shirt, the green shirt, red leggings, and some sparkling green shoes! I also want all of my family to be with me on Christmas day! I promise to leave you some cookies and milk! Im just asking but could you also get me a four-wheeler?! One more thing I would like to ask you! Could you get my family and friends all what they want?! Thank you! MERRY Christmas! Your friend, Katie Cox Dear Santa Claus, Hello my name is Tina. I have been good all year and I was wondering if I can tell you what I want for Christmas by letter. Yes? OK! Well I dont really want much but, can I have a camera. Not those expensive ones but the ones that are small with that thing that goes around your neck that is conacted to it. Like tourists have. Taking pictures like tourists do will be really fun. I can take pictures of partys, family reunions, and places like St. Augustine. Well thats pretty much what I want for Christmas. Thanks for listening to what I want for Christmas Santa Claus. Sincerely, Martina Granger Dear Santa Claus, I can not wate to see you with my prasint on crismas eve nite but before you come heres what I want the rst thing I wont is a new bike to ride to school a four-wheeler to hunt with frands but last not lest these tow things one a Rc hellucopter for my bother and a new x-box 360 all for for my bother. Your friend Micah Dear Santa Claus, Hi Im Cailin I wonder if you can get me some gray legans and a phy bunny I really whant the most is a Ipod so can you buy me one If not I will ask my mama by the way I want a make up kit and a Kendale re and bring me a computer and a at screen tv a huge one please and a mokin troler for the huge at screen tv because I have cable thats why I want everything. Your friend Cailin Dear Santa Clause, I was asking you for some stuff for Christmas. I would like an ipod or touch screen phone, a remote control car, and a RC remote control boat. Because tomorrow is Christmas, and its Jesuss birthday. I hope I wake up with all of these presents. I already got you some cookies made. I hope you enjoy them. Sincerely Merry Christmas Carson Dear Santa, I would like a electric scooter for Christmas, that you sit down on. And I would like my own room and a Barbie with a camra on the stomach. And I would like a big bow. And a bigger house and to see Santa and the raindeers and to go to the North Pole and to go to Santas workshop and to see the elfs. Last but not least I would like my own bed and not a bunk bed. Sicerely, Emma Pace Dear Santa, Hi Santa I woukd like a make up kit, play bunny, I pad, I pod, four-wheeler, candy, play reindeer, elf on the set, art and craft, a bike, lip stick, play Santa Claus, a new tv, I phone 4, kindle re, laptop please not every thing but some what I do not get for Christmas I can have for my birthday my door will be unlocked so you do not have to go down the chimney because it might be drit I do not want you to get drit you are nice, kind, and friendly. I am to sometimes please get me some of these presents for Christmas if not it is ok. I have birthday. One more thing play doll. Thank you Santa Claus! Your Love Madeline WeiszMs. Kings fourth-grade classDear Santa Claus, It would be nice if you could do this one thing for my family, make sure all of them have enough time off for Christmas to vist for the holiday. It wouldnt be too much it is just one simple thing. Please I know you might be busy, but just this one thing will make me and my family very happy. So please make sure all of my family has enough time off for Christmas to vist for the holiday. Just this one thing. Sincerely, Katie Newman Dear Santa Claus, Hey Santa next year can you make my familys life more wonderful like helping my nana get paid more so she can come down from Louisiana to see us. Can you healing my grandgaw so she dont die on Christmas Eve. Can you help my aunt nd a new place to live. Sincerely Love Layla Dear Santa, My uncle has been having problems and I hope you can heal him. I hope I get to see him for Christmas. Hes been in the hospital for a long time. Sincerely Your friend, Ethan A. Dear Santa, What can Santa Claus do to make life wonderful next year for and your family. Can you make my nanny better becaus my nanny is sick and she cant bend her stomach because her blous make her go back in for the to the bathroom and my mom is sick and she cant brink water cause her throat will burn a lot So if you help my family get better I will love it and they will love and thats what I will like for Christmas. Love, Cheyenne Dear Santa, For Christmas I wont the enterpris form Star trek But most of all I wont all my family to be all together at my mamaw & Papaw house for present and supper for all of use theres a loot of us and that all I hope you have a good Christmas. Love Eli Whaley Dear Santa Claus, It would be nice if you could make it snow because it has never snowed. Some of my family never saw snow. Please make it the best Christmas for my brother because it is his 2nd Christmas. I want it to be the best Christmas for me and my family. Sincerely, Your friend, Tiauna Dear Santa Clause, It would be cool if you could make it snow. I also want you to make my grandmother her new home because her camper is old and is leaking. They also need money because of tax and the house. Sincerely your friend, Austin Gray Dear Santa Claus, Can you get me a house with my mom, dad, brothers, and me Can you try your best can you help me with my granny net. She has a pump that pumps her heart and if any body hits it, she will die. Can you help my uncle Tony Ray with not being sick he is coughing up and hurting bad. Your friend, Audry Yowell Dear Santa Claus, This year I want my mom to feel better also I want you to give my dad a new car but my brother needs a trampoline. I want a play station 3 DS. Santa I want this December to be the best Christmas ever and I want a brand new bike also beyblades. A new better house for us My most thing I want is my family to have best Christmas ever. Santa if Im in the naughty can you put nice list. Sincerely your friend, Francisco juan Dear Santa Claus, Me and my family would love to have a new house. With a replace in the corner. We live in a house but it needs more room to us. That was what we all wanted. But my mom, Dad, and little brother and me want something to ourself to. My mom wants dimond earings and a pearl necklace. Then my dad want a muzzleloader scope for his muzzleloader and my brother wants toys, toys, toys! That is what they want and I want a twentygauge. That is what we want and what we need for Christmas. Sincerely your friend, Landen Dear Santa Clause, I want me and my family to have a great Christmas. And my sick grandmother and dieing aunt to get better really soon. I would also like it if you could let my mom and dad get their paychecks and we can pay our bills that have to be paid soon. I would really like if you could do all of these things for me and my family. Sincerely, Shirah Dear Santa Claus, I want you to x are Atv and help me x where my mom and dad dont ght. We will have the best Christmas ever. I hope you will get a water cooled engine for me. I also hope my grandma gower because she has cancer. I want my brother to get what he wants. Love, Charlee Winchester Dear Santa Claus, I want my family to spend the whole Christmas together, to love each other and to have the best Christmas ever too. I also want my aunt to have the best Christmas ever because she is very sick. Your friend, Camron Evans Dear Santa Clause, This year I want a people mover. I also want this Christmas to be different for my family and me. Christmas is always the same. Get up open presents. Next, get in the car and drive to my dads and open presents there. Then go to my grandmas and have Christmas dinner. Its the same pattern every year. So this year I just want a people mover and you can give the presents to my family. But what I want most for Christmas is for my grandma to have a good surgery and a happy year. Sincerely, your friend, Hollie Larkin Dear Santa Claus, I want me and my family to have a good Christmas. Also I want mny granpa to come home for Christmas. I hope me and my family get what we wished for. I want it to snow. I want to help my mom make cookies and prepare the carrots. I also want my brother and Brooke to come. I want to have a good Christmas break. Love, Camille Davis Dear Santa Claus, I want to have a good year. I would like a Blackberry and a touch screen. I want a spider man shirt for my brother and a bike for him. I want a new phone for my dad and a red eye tree frog camera case for my mom. Love, Breauna Dear Santa, I want you to help me with my dad and mom. Theyre ghting who I can live with, so everyday I have to listen to it. I chose for them. Now I live with mom and I have a better life with my mom. She treats me good. She makes me make good grades, so please let my mom and dad get along better. Your friend, Adam Charles Brown, I want to nd a clear for cancer. Get presents for my family my hole family for everybodies family. In fact I am gonna git high and collog diploma. And I am gonna become a doctor and I will help nd a cuare for cancer. I want for Christmas to get ride of cancer and all tipes of cancer. And a phone thats what I want for Christmas and for everybody in the universe to have a merry Christmas to all a good night. Your friend, Charles Brown Dear Santa, I have been a good boy. Would you help my parents get presents and would you get me a lot of toys. A four wheeler, some new games. I would whant a bike and a trampoline. Sincerely, Blake Chastain Mrs. Friedmans Kindergarten Dear Santa, My name is Gracyn Paul and I am 6 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I hit my dad. This year I would like I wot a slushie machine for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Zoriah Harvey and I am 5 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I danced and sang in line. This year I would like I want a doll princess for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Khali McNair and I am 5 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I hit my brother. This year I would like a spa treatment or Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Jazmyn Pavon and I am 6 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I didnt brush my teeth. This year I would like princess toys for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Hannah Hooten and I am 5 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I broke my moms vase. This year I would like a new vase for my mommy for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Promise Suddeth and I am 6 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I didnt clean my room. This year I would like a slushie machine for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Brad Grifn and I am 5 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I fell on Promise. This year I would like a trampoline for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Zach Aikens and I am 6 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I ght with my brother. This year I would like dirt bike for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Hayden Mcgee and I am 6 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I forget to color. This year I would like a dirt bike for Christmas. Thank you Santa! 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LocalThe Times | A3Thursday, December 20, 2012 Dear Santa, My name is Josh Dykes and I am 5 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I kicked my brother. This year I would like a dirt bike for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Taylen Kendrick and I am 5 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I mess with my brother. This year I would like a dirt bike for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Cole Cogburn and I am 5 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I kicked my brother. This year I would like a dirt bike for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Ben Sanders and I am 6 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I hit my brother. This year I would like a dirt bike for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Leland Flowers and I am 6 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I pushed Ben. This year I would like an ipod for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Desiree Messer and I am 6 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I was mad at my brother. This year I would like ipod for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Breanna Flemming and I am 5 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I Bi Mi buthr. This year I would like jeep for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Mrs. Allen rst grade Dear Santa, My name is Wes and I am 6 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I amodilea I got the me. This year I would like I adventure stuff for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Alona and I am 7 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I pull my sister down. This year I would like electric scooter, ipod for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Ryan Mills and I am 7 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I pulled my sister. This year I would like dirt bike, ipod for Christmas Thank you Santa! Ryan Mills Dear Santa, My name is Taylor Mallon and I am 6 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I hit my sister for biting me. This year I would like Furdy + a new dolly + I want to see Santa for Christmas Thank you Santa! Love Taylor Dear Santa, My name is Emma Rowland and I am 7 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I fell off my bunk bed. This year I would like a reil horse it will bee a mom and a dad and a babe horse it will be wite all over and black dots for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Love Emma Dear Santa, My name is Landrick Moore and I am 6 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I walked away from mom. This year I would like trah pack for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Love MX Landrick Dear Santa, My name is Malic ONeal and I am 6 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I hit my brother becoces he thru a orange. This year I would like km50. I want to see a elf for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Love Malic Dear Santa, My name is Esteban Bernabe and I am 7 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I hit my sister she push me. This year I would like bayblay and a computer for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Love Esteban Dear Santa, My name is Jordan and I am 7 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I push someone. This year I would like a bike and a X box 360 for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Love Jordan Dear Santa, My name is Amontaye and I am 7 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I for breing gening mad. This year I would like hppy houses for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Amontaye Dear Santa, My name is Trinity and I am 6 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I was being men to my brother. This year I would like a bike and Woody and Jessie and Buzz Lightyear and Bullseye for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Trinity Dear Santa, My name is Preston McLain and I am 7 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I jumped off a bridge. This year I would like I want a Powrranger Mega Blade + mongoose for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Love Preston Dear Santa, My name is Cody and I am 6 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I jump off a bridge. This year I would like a brt bike and a go cart for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Love Cody Dear Santa, My name is Andie Hutchin and I am 6 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I hid the remote from my mom. This year I would like a toy truck and a bike withtr for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Love Andie Dear Santa, My name is Conner Lolly and I am 6 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I sedd a bold word. This year I would like legos and I wont ipod, four wheeler for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Luve conner Miss Carlton rst grade Dear Santa, My name is Isabella Price and I am 6 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I ghting with sister. This year I would like a scatedord and a doll for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Colton Toream and I am 7 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I did not mi homework. This year I would like a xbox a zomdie for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Aubrie Thompson and I am 6 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I for git my homrk. This year I would like poney and name it a girl Hannaah thompson for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Kristian Kilphronis and I am 6 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I wus 3 men wist open. This year I would like mice too 2 with a frend bees a le o men for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Josalyn Ward and I am 6 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I fuss with a frend. This year I would like ds for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Jayla White and I am 6 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I frigint friedns. This year I would like Hello Kitty for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Alexcia and I am 6 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I fuss. This year I would like I like srprise for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Will Luberto and I am 6 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I hurt my sister. This year I would like a dump trailer and kabover for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Peyton Blackburn and I am 6 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I ghting wish my brother. This year I would like a dinusur rack trackfor Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Hannah Grace and I am 6 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I got in a ght with my brother. This year I would like a baby a live for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Taylor Pendleton and I am 7 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I was deg with my sistre. This year I would like Monster High Doll for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Kana Weeks and I am 7 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I hit my brother. This year I would like a want a ipod for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Jostyn tipton and I am 7 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I hit my sister. This year I would like xbox360 for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is CJ conway and I am 6 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I yelld at my mom. This year I would like a skatboard for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Thanks for your business! Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!117 Hwy 98 Apalachicola, FL 32329 (850) 653-8825 218 Hwy 71 S. Wewahitchka, FL 32465 (850) 639-2252 302 Cecil G Costin Sr. Blvd. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 (850) 227-7099

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LocalA4 | The Times Thursday, December 20, 2012 Dear Santa, My name is Reece Juno and I am 6 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I beet my little brother up. This year I would like a new skateboard for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Landon Schoelles and I am 6 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I was hafnig a Orang bay. This year I would like roseerit Doom bugee for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Jentzen Odom and I am 6 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I hit my butr. This year I would like batman for Christmas. Thank you Santa!Miss Herringtons second-grade classDear Sant nick, Are you doing okay? Blitzen is my favorite reindeer. Of course the other reindeer are cool too. What I want for Christmas is a dirt bike. Have fun delivering presents. Love, Matt Adercrombie Dear Santy, Hi Santa! How are your reindeers? Thank you for the gifts that you gave me. This year I want a new purple bike with pink leopard print, a new chocolate dolphin fountain, a new Sparkley microphone, Some new chapter books, a new blue trampline, a new butter y Calender, a new big,big blanket with a blue Jay, my own ipad and a confy Chair! I hope you have a nice Christmas night and tell Roudolph hi! Love, Alisha Arroyo Dear Santa, How are you doing today? Im going to make you special cookies with milk. I will put it on the table for you Santa. I just wiah I had two small airsoft guns and one package of bebes! I love you Santa and be careful of res in the chimney. Be careful of the ice and snow and icecicles. You might get frozen. Love, Caleblee Cassidy Dear Santa, I love you and the Elves. Are the rein deer ne? I want a guitar and a microphone. My sister wants a Phone. I already have a Phone. I am going to Orlando on December 14, 2012 my mommy has a hurt foot so she cant go. Have a fun trip. Love your friend, Miranda Diaz Dear Santa, How is your reindeer? I love Roudolf the Best. I like your other ones too. I want a Giant Stuffe deer as big as the roof. Roudolf too. And a Giant Pillow Pet and an I Pod touch. I love you Santa. Love, Faline Everitt Dear Santa, How are you? You are great. This is all I want Butterscotch the horse. And that is the only thing I want for Christmas. I hope Mrs. Claus is doing ne. Love, Kendall Hill Dear Santa, How is Mrs. Claus? I would like a baby brother, a guitar, a new pair of butter y wings, a wand, a pupy dog. Love, Emily Dear Santa, How are you doing? Are you doing good? I want an ipod touch and a game. I hope you have a great trip. Love Mason Moses Dear Santa, How are you doing, I want a chocolate fountain, guitar, golf cart, all bey blade, drums, motorcycle for 8 year old kids, and a ipod make me smart and strong. Good luck Santa on your ride. Love, Arav Patel Dear Santa, How are you this year? I hope your elves are ready this Christmas. But one more thing Can you make me a dirt bike this year. I hope you have a great ride. Love, Jabara Pearson! Dear Santa, How are you? What cookie do you like best? How are the elfs, rein deer, Mrs. Claus. This is what I wan for Christmas. An xboxlive, xbox games like tekkit, assin creed 3, minecraft, Call of duty black ops 2, iphone 5.30, computer, ipod. Is it fun being Santa? Do you like milk with cookies. How much do you weigh? Have a safe trip. From, Owen Dear Santa, How are you Santa and Mrs. Claus. How are the elves and reindeer? I would like an ipod with headphones and a baby brother. I am going to leve cookies for you on the table. I wish I could ride the sleigh with you. I really wish I could meet you and Mrs. Claus. Love, Gabie Dear Santa, How are you? Are your reindeer OK? How are the elves doing? Howis Mrs. Claus doing? Do you like being Santa Claus? Will you please bring me an iphone, a dget, an elf and a labtop? Love, Kylah Dear Santa How are you? Do you know Shoom Boom from gaint Skylanders? Do you still have Roudolf? What do your elves really look? Do they look like the elf on this picture For Christmas, I would like Fright Rider the gaint Sklander. And Crusher the Bigger gaint Skylander. Dont forget to bring that panda that I wanted. Youre the best! Love, Jackson Dear Santa Claus How are you doing! I think you are doing good. Im doing good to. I cant what until Chrismas can you. And this is what I want for Chrismas. A thousand dollars, Calender, a cat scratcher, choclate fountain, a white cat thats real, trampoline, golf cart, a brownie maker, gumey Bear fountain, ice cream fountain, children toy car to ride color rainbow, tv, xbox360, minecraft game, electric scooter, grape smothey, fountain watermellen canes fountain, cheetah dressd color rainbow, gum cheetah fountain. Have a great mury Christmas trip. Love, Mahaley Dear Santa, How are you Guest what my Mom had a baby boy. And my sister Madyson just turned one. And my brother is good. I hope you are good too. My mom and Dad are good to. Have a great trip! From Brianna Stephens Dear Santa Claus, How are your reindeer and elves. I love you Santa and your reindeer and Elves. I will leave you some cookies and your reindeer some moss. There will be a glass of milk on the table. I want a play station with call of duty and charter three. I love you Santa. Love, Austin Dear Santa, How are you? I want a long board for Christmas, a skimboard, and a assins creed 3. I have a question is it cold? Have you ever went down the chimney and got burnt. Please dont get hurt and dont crash and another thing I want is a laptop. Sincerely, Mark WillisMrs. Mallons second-grade classDear Santa, My name is Daisy Jimenez and I am 7 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I .one day I was bad. This year I would like to get a skateboard and a new bike for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Ashton Amison and I am 7 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I have been bad just one time. This year I would like a ipod. And a laptop this year. And I want rollerskases for Christmas. Thank you Santa! I love you Santa. Dear Santa, My name is Jocelyn escobar and I am 7 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I one day I was bad. This year I would like a scatedoard and a new bike and a big one please for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Trenton Mcclain and I am 9 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I me being mean to my sister. This year I would like bike and a new dirt bike for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Emily Mcanally and I am 7 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I hit my sise. This year I would like a Rrite tres tat has aparkis. for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Jonathan Carter and I am 8 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I was bad. This year I would like a dirt bike and a dirt bike parts, shirt for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Leah Wren and I am 7 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I had a te whith my sister. This year I would like everything and a phone and new make up for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Nathan and I am 7 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I posht my sister. This year I would like a PS panda dert biek and a3dds for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Laithan Kent and I am 8 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I me and my sister where playing football and we wher playing she hurt her head. This year I would like PSP Happy happy Bob Bob for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Rainey Smith and I am 7 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I wald at my brothr face. This year I would like Ipd and a ahono and a babby osm for Christmas. Thank you Santa! I love Santa! Love Rainey Dear Santa, My name is Jayden Nichols and I am 7 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I hit my brother. This year I would like new iphone and a ds and a train stet for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is River Sheridan and I am 7 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I didnt do nothing. This year I would like a bow, a glow tent, and a imagin-x dinosuar for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Colin We ng and I am 8 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I bet sombidy. This year I would like Sam sony galaxy x 3a aer air soft gun for Christmas. Ie xploders x 2 remot control monster truck ping pong table jet pack legos thank you Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Eric Lau and I am 7 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I spilled milk on the oor. This year I would like a ipaid 3 for Christmas. Thank you Santa!Mrs. Martinas third-grade classDear Sant Nickalis For Christmas I want a ipod, kildel re, phone, more homework to do, a computer and one of yors ealf, a biger tramplen to jump on, a baby buney to play with, a big head bean so I can have it, a leater form you and I want you. Love Leslie Rowland I love you. Dear Santa I was thinking a lot about Christmas and since I really dont believe in you but you give me a little proof that you are real can you send me one of your elves. I know it sounds crazy but also come to my house and on Christmas I will be awake waiting for you. And also, you can give me a chef hat, and all baking accessores like a shirt some cooking knives and biggest thing of all. AAAAAtour around your workshop. Your X friend, Nico Dear Santa I want the new Madden NFL 13 game and a ipod touch and I want a new shotgun for Christmas and a bounce back Football and more XboX live and one of your ElFs From Caleb Sevryn For Xmas I want ten new ds games and for my sister her two front teeth and a pet chicken and one of santas reindeer and a shark and to be rich From Sevryn Dear Santa, I would like a Xbox live, a bike a scooter, dirt bike, electric scooter, a wii U, bigger TV, Kindle re, Basket ball court, 3ds, Game box and a ipod and thats it Andrew Monod My wish list to Santa. From Jeremy I want 5 or 6 airsoft gun and gear, game box of burritos for my self, a Chinez person, a horse, a electric scooter, and a air hog From Eulalia Dear Santa claus what I want is a 3DS and I like games with it because I didnt like the presend some people gave me last year that is why I want this present so bad. Merry Christmas Sant Claus. Dear Santa, The only thing I want for Xmas is a wonderful Xmas a good year no toys no games, no nothing just my family. Love Alex Dear Santa, I want Xbox live for Christmas. Sophia Dear Santa Claus, What I want for Christmas is ipad 2, halo 4, call of duty black ops 2, Skylanders giants, pelat gun, and an ATV From Gavin Dear Santa, I would like a new par of nikes. And a EOdese. And a wiiu. Forem Malia Dear Sant What I want for Chirsmus is a electric gitaur and a cupcake maker and a cake pops and saushie bath and one cookie maker and electric gitaur lessons. You better get me all those things!!! Love Nadia Dear Santa, I would like a Ipod and a fourwiller From, LoganMrs. Moses third-grade classI wish Santa would bring me very special presents. Dear Santa, For Christmas I want a bigger dirt bike, a ipod 5, a remote control monster truck the size of my desk but my real Christmas list is at home. Carson Davis I wish Santa would bring me some special presents. I want to have some legos, cars, borad games also wont to have XBOX! Zach I wish Santa would bring me 7 special presents. I wish St. Nic bring me 7 special things for Christmas. A rc car, scooter, water slide, bike, foaling air force, quad, and a red cadalack for Christmas. John I wish Santa would bring me 6 special presents. All I want for Christmas is an American girl doll, a 6 Bop, a Mini Ipad, a Iphone 5, a chiauha named Clare and a dirt bike. Meredith Alford I wish Santa would bring me 1 special presents. I wish Santa will bring me a skate borad because I can hang out with my sister Reese Hersery! Lauren Conway I wish Santa would bring me kinect special presents. I wish santa would bring me a ps3 and a wiiu and a wii Nintendo and a ps2 and a ps5and a ipod a ipod 5 a ipod 3 a ipod 2 a ipod 1 santa would also bring me wii in a sackbag so he can play a video game with me and I want a ipad 2 and ipad 1 Shandell I wish Santa would bring me cool special presents. The rst thing I wish Santa will bring me a scooter that is a green scooter nothing but green on the scooter because I can bring it to the skate pack so I can play When my brother goes longboarding down town I can have fun because I can go ride with cody on the road I think I will enjoy a scooter so I want a scooter I thang I can have really fun riding on my scooter so thats what I want from santa I will love my scooter so much I will ride it every day I wanted a scooter for a long time So I think I can get a scooter that I can ride I will love a scooter for Crismas and a cottonmouth Colin I wish Santa would bring me 8 special presents. What I want Santa to bring for Christmas is a puppy Ipad, puppy doll 2 of the dolls at target my room painted red ant Iphone + a dirt bike Jasmine Richards I wish Santa would bring me 0 special presents. All I want for Chrismas is to spend Chrismas with my family and help pepol how dont have enophe food and money I wat to help kids in the offeng (orpahange?) and children that are heart and in the hospiatal and wihs them a mery Chrismas and a happy New Year Torin Spohrer I wish Santa would bring me a lot special presents. Dear Santa, I would like you to bring me a ipad, ipod, iphone, Simnole pillowei, Wiiu, video games, colothing, bike, hat, bike lock, lock, shoes, high hells, dirt bike, toy plane, simnole poster, musels, a Amercina Girl Doll, Chawhaw named Alexis and nlly a $1,000 Kindel re, Babby Alive. Jaclyn iPhone I wish Santa would bring me 4 special presents. I wish Santa for an ipad and I wish him for a new bike, and I want it to be purple. And I wish for a baby doll that looks real and it costs $129.99. And a camara. Myia Maxwell I wish Santa would bring me a special presents. I like a baby alive that works, baby dolls, Barbie dolls, Ipad, elf, tramPalean, IPhone, 3d ds, lala Loopsy, wii, and a pug named Buttercup. Lanie Allen I wish Santa would bring me special presents. I wish santa would bring ,e 6 things a kindle re, orbezzs ladybug, gak, craola digital light disinger, craola glow book and a remot controwl turanchla (tarantula?). Gracie Smith I wish Santa would bring me 4 special presents. I wish santa will bring me a dirt bike and a black op 2 and air soft gun and a golf cart Wil Varnes I wish Santa would bring me 3 special presents. A go cart a rozeball talble A Hot rodes and a motor scooter and a 1,0,000 XBOX 360 and a Flat screen TV Hunter Duval I wish Santa would bring me 3 special presents. I want XBOX 360 Privet Jet and to spend time with my family Joseph I wish Santa would bring me 20 special presents. 1 is a laptop 2 is a video game called black op 3 is a mini ice hockey table 4 is my two front teeth 5 is is a rock board mini 6 is a new bike 7 is a ipod 5 8 is 9P.S. nine is a 50 inch atscren tv 10 is a 12 gage shotgun 11 is a Power Wing 12 is a new baseball 13 is a bop it XT 14 is a cat 15 is a longboard 16 is a bow 17 is a NFL football 18 is a new pair of shoes 19 is a golf cart 20 is a cheesecake Weston BocklemanMrs. Lubertos second-grade classDear Santa, To make me a very very good year you can give me Rudolph Mr. I want a Ipod. I want a monster High bike. I want all the monster High dolls.I want Xbox 360. Love Marissa Gilbert Dear Santa, From all of us at, Bo Knows Pest Control (850)227-9555 25+ years experience Merry Christmas & PUBLIC NOTICE ers These Franklin County second graders are little angels in Monday evenings Let It be Christmas program

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LocalThe Times | A5Thursday, December 20, 2012 To make me have a wonderful year you can of course if you bought me a dget it would be great Love Aubree and if you can turn me into a elf and take me to the north Pole I would love that. Love Aubree Dear Santa, To make me have a wonderful year you can make my mama come home and get lots of toy and every cild a toy Love, Shalyn Massey Dear Santa, To make me have a wonderful year you can make me happy is a brand new phone and a new make up set and money and Rudolph with his shiney nose and a beutful wing and a shiney Rudolph dress Love, Mikaela Dear Santa, To make me have a wonderful year you can get me a IPod tuch. Of course if you bought me a IPod tuch it would be preety Love. Emily Fichera Dear Santa, To make me have a wonderful year you can get me a puppy. Of course if you bought me a bow it would be wonderful. Love Jorden. And kiss Rudolph and I would love a Fulwiller. Lov you Santa Dear Santa, To make me have a wonderful year you can tern me into a elf and he can take me to the North Pole And Made lots and lots of toys. Love Xavier Martin Dear Santa, Heres what you can do to have a good year give me in ifone and Rudolph nose for a ashlight Love Daylon Hunings Dear Santa, Wat I want for Christmas is to make me have a wonderful year you can if you brought me a puppy. It would be nice because I would have someone to play with but how do you go down chimney Love: Adia Siler Dear Santa, To make me have a wonderful year you can give me a cruse of the Sea of course if you bought me a cruse it would be big. Riley Dear Santa, To make me have a wonderful year you can give me a xbox 360 of corse if you bought me a swing set it would be cool. Love Kaiden Dear Santa, To make me have a wonderful year you can help help my mom with her leg and give me a iphone of cours If you can braning Rudolph for I can merry him it would be funny! Love tyAsia Dear Santa, To make me have a wonderful year you can bring me a psp and a phone Because you are nice to people Thats why we Love you Santa and I want money and please bring my sister a pse a money and phone Love Brianna Dear Santa, To make me have a wonderful year you can bring me a dirt bike and a donkey and a pig and that will be a good Christmas and all you have to do is sit back and relex Love ParkerMrs. Fords third-grade classDear Santa, Next year Santa will make a good Chrismas and Inohe (know) for evey boby. With love from Holly Dear Santa, Can you please make thing berrt (better?) for me and m7y family because I want thing to go grate Because next year on Christmas eve and Christmas Day and New Year I hope it be the greatest Christmas next year. With love from Love Saunti Dear Santa, Wow! Can you imagine getting the most beatyful gift from Santa. Do you know that Santa will Do any thing for you. I am about to tell you what Santa can do for me and my Family. All I want Santa to do is make it snow. I want Santa to make it snow because it is very fun when it snow. Also you can have a snow ball Fight. I have leared a valuable lesson that you only get present if you do what you parents say. With love from Janura lane Dear Santa, You make my Chrismas better by sending me a dirt bike a real mini dirt bike. So I can race my 26 year old sister on the fockwheller (four wheeler?) I am going to smoke her She is going to eat my dust With love from Austin James Dear Santa, He can mack it snow so I can mack a hile and shut stuff and have a snowball ware and chet and yous a pantball gune it will be fun for ever wone. With love from Josh Dear Santa, You can make my life better if you would make it snow I always wanted to see snow but it dont snow in orida but one day I will go somwere. Were it snows. I hope you make it Snow Santa With love from Sadie Dear Santa, I wot it to sonow herw in ord I nevr. Sen it sonos on od. Nest yer I hop it senit od. With love from Robert Schmidt Dear Santa, Imagine my family would bring me a good present even Santa Claus would bring me a good present. Im sure that he will bring me anything I want. Thats why I love Santa With love from Blakely Dear Santa, I hope Santa will bring me a phone next year be cause I really want a phone. With love from DG Dear Santa, You could make my life better if you could get me a teddy-bear for my mom. I would like to get my brother a fake bebe gun because he would stop beging for a bebe gun What I want is an ipod that would be the best thing for my hole family I love you so much Santa With love from Rebecca Dear Santa, Santa Claus can help me and my family by giving us the presents we want. He knows what we want. Santa Claus knows if we were naughty or nice. My family and I wish we could see snow I hope you get this message Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus With love from Larry Jacob Winchester Dear Santa, I would like if you could make it snow. The reason I would like you to make it snow is because it has not snowed ones in Florida. Also because I have never seen the snow in person. And my mom and my aunt say it is realy pretty wher you see snow in person. And that would make it a good year for me if you could make it snow. With love from Barbara Sutcliffe Dear Santa, Santa claus can make my family happy he is the best Santa I have ever seen in my life he make sure that the your sleep and they are good and I think that he will watch use. With love from Kiani Aniya AllenMr. Boyds third-grade classDear Santa, My name is Cassandra Gibbens and I am in third grade. Thank you for all the gifts you gave me. This year I am asking for something different. I would like for snow. I never seen snow. Thats why I want snow. If get snow I would make snow angles. I would have snow ball ghts with my friends. I would make snow men. I love Christmas! Even if I dont get presents, Christmas is about giving and celebrating Jesuss birthday. I love spending time with my friends and family. Hats another about Christmas. I wish I could give you a present. But how would I deliver it to you. I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas. Dear Santa, My name is Grace Patterson and I am in 3rd grade. I really want it to snow every day. Can you make that happen? That would make it the best Christmas ever. And enouf snow to make a show angel. And I would like to have some presents too. Love Grace Dear Santa, My name is Elijah Mathes and I am in the third grade and my dad moved away and I want him to live with us. I miss him and I was wondering if you could make him come back. He moved away because of his job and he has no car and his friend cant drive from Sumatra through Eastpoint pick up my dad and then go all the way back to Eastpoint. Sincerely Elijah Dear Santa, My name is Kristen estes and I am in third grade. I want you to help my Mom. She is sick. So is my Dad. Can you make them feel better. I love you Santa Claus. Dear Santa, My name is Annie A. Smith and I am in the third grade my life pretty good except my uncle Randy is dying and I hope he will get better next year I would be so grateful if you could make him better. I heard that you can do anything so all I would need for Christmas is my uncle Randy to feel great again. Thank you for your time to listen Santa Claus. Love you. Dear Santa, My name is Shasta Whitnauer and Im in third grade. I hope you get this. I think you could make my years better like when my family gets sick. My nana coming to Ga an I need you to help her so she dont reck. So my mom has to go to Ga so she can bring my nana to FL. I need them not to reck. Merry Christmas Dear Santa, My name is Kristen Stancil and Im in third grade. I really want to see my dad. Can you do it? Thanks Kristen S. Dear Santa, My name is Brantly Richards and I am in third grade. Next year all that I want is not to get hurt at all. That would be a great present for me. Love BrantlyMrs. Barbers fourth-grade classDear Santa, Just to let you know I believe and count on you. Please visit my house. Weve got cookies and milk. I know that you sent the elves to look after me and my brother and sister, and every year you bring me something for Christmas. I want a Key board and karaoke machine. Sorry we made the elves leave. I was mad. Please tell Elfy were SORRY. PS My stocking is white. Sincerely, Your friend, Tressie Dear Santa, I would like a Iphone or a camou age four wheeler. The reason I want an Iphone is because I dont have a phone that is good as an Iphone. An Iphone is the most popular phone in Florida. Now here is the reason I want a camou age four wheeler: because I can go into the woods, and go down the highway with my four wheeler. The reason I want to go in the woods is so I can hunt. The reason I can go on the highway is so I can see a lot of people. Your friend, Krystina Dear Santa, I would like homeschool. Thats the best thing I want for Christmas. The next thing is to have a better life. My life sucks because my mom is in prison so I would like a new family. The last I would like a great Christmas for my brothers and sister also for the old man. So you know what I want for Christmas. Ashton Dear Santa, There is only one thing I want for Christmas. That one thing is to be with my family. The reason I want to be with my family is because they will always love me. They will never dump me. Sincerely, Your friend, Stephen Dear Santa Claus, My name is Alaina Wilson and Ive been a good girl and I want to know how Msr. Claus is. So I want a couple of Christmas presents. I want a Barbie and a golf cart too. So last but not least, a club house and one more thing is an Iiphone 5. Your friend, Alaina Dear Santa, Is it cold up there? Well what I want for Christmas is a Lincoln log set for my papa. He never got it for Christmas when he was little. So I just want him to be happy. What another present is a dinosaur Lego set and a remote control helicopter. Merry Christmas! Love Brycin Dear Santa, I want to get a dirt bike for Christmas and a four wheeler to ride in mud on. Santa, I want a gas powered RC car. The reason I want those three things is because the dirt bike you can jump hills, but you have to be careful on it because you will wreck. You have to watch out for cops. On a four wheeler you have to wear a helmet and watch for cops. On a RC car you have to watch where it goes because if you get it in mud or water it will mess up the motor or the gears by getting mud all in it and over it. Most people go in mud and it messes it up. But I am not going to go in mud because I treat my stuff good and always will. Dear Santa Claus, Jordan Dear Santa, Just to tell you what has been going on. Me and my brother have been kinda good this year and if you send an elf well have extra good behavior. I want to ask you something. Do you like Cookies or brownies with your milk? How is Dasher, dancer, prancer, Vixen, Comet Cupid and Donder and Blitzen? Thats a lot of reindeer, but you haft to have them. Im going to tell you what I want for Christma. I want an Ipod, nook, bike, and a hottub. Thats what I want. Thank you! Love, Destanie Dear Santa, All I want for Christ mas is an Ipad, Call of Duty and last but not least, an Iphone 2. I am the kid that owns Pep the elf. Today he is hugging our rain deer. Its stuffed. Pep is awesome. Love, Cole Shelley Dear Santa, What I want is a dirt bike, lap top and a shotgun. Why I want a dirt bike is because I want to ride in the mud and scare little kids. The reason why I want a laptop is because I want to get Facebook and talk to people and get on Minecraft. The reason I want a shotgun is because I like hunting. I hope you check that list twice because im nice. Sincerely, your friend, Caden Dear Santa, My name is Rayna how are you. Are you doing good. What I want for Christmas is a secret will you tell. A Droid and a new Case for my make up. And the rest is just to see Speed time wint my family and frindes. So if I got those things I would be as happy as a frog. So have a Jolly Joy mery happ Splendid Christmas. I put it in the nicest way I could. I Belive in you but a lot of people dont like Caden Ashton and Ashley and Ryan But I do so spred your macik and mack them Belive. Love, Rayna Dear Santa, What I would like for Christmas is a Nintendo dsxl. I would like this ds to be pink with purple owers on it and I would like it to have a camera in it so I can take pictures The second present I would like is an Iphone 5. I would like a pink case. Last but not least, a huge doll house. It has to be pink and purple with dolls in it. Sincerely your friend, Maliah Dear Santa Claus, I know its hard at the North Pole but me and my sister and brothers have been good so all we want for Christmas is my family and Xbox 360. I know you are real but other people dont think you are real but I do because I believe in you because you are my hero. So thats all I wanted for Christmas is my family and Xbox 360 with 5 games Sincerely, your friend, Jarvis Turrell Love Jarvis Dear Santa, How are you doing? I hope you can give me a present for Christmas. I want a real cat with a black body and a white spot on his neck. I also want a make-up set and ten packages of earrings. Merry Christmas Santa! Love, Andrea Cooper Dear Santa, How was your year? My year was exciting. Going back to school after summer is my favorite. What kind of cookies do you want? Peanut butter is my favorite. For Christmas I would like you to bring me a laptop, phone, boots, a Kindle re, an out t, Justice gift card, camcorder and perfume. Love, Alexis ParksMrs. Cumbies rstand second-grade classesDear Santa, How are your elves? I think I have been good because I helped my mom fold the clothes. I helped my sister and dad too. I would like a pink ds the game. I want a Mario cart. And also a new Mp3 player also a furby. Your friend, Autumn Loesh WEEMS MEDICAL CENTER EAST 110 NE 5TH STCARRABELLE 697-2345 WEEMS MEDICAL CENTER WEST 135 AVENUE GAPALACHICOLA 697-2345 WEEMS MEDICAL CENTER EAST 110 NE 5TH ST CARRABELLE 697-2345 WEEMS MEDICAL CENTER WEST 135 AVENUE G APALACHICOLA HOLIDAYGreetings!FROM Weems Hospital & Weems Medical Centers Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! Tim, David, Lois, Gail, Kari & Joel Tim, David, Lois, Tim, David, Lois, Tim, David, Lois, from

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LocalA6 | The Times Thursday, December 20, 2012 Dear Santa, How are you and your elves doing on the work? I would like a iphone 5 and an ipod. Also, I would like an Xbox 360 game called Saint Row 2. I have been very good this year but I have been a little bad. Your friend, Dax chitty Dear Santa, How are you doing? Can I please get a Goose Bumps horror Land? Please ive been very good this Christmas. How are your elves? And your reindeer. Your friend, Corbin Pritchard Dear Santa, I have been verry good this year. I would like to have an Xbox 360 and + Minecraft game for xbox 360. Your friend, Don Davis Dear Santa, How are your reindeer doing I Clean up my room. I hope you can you can come. And see us. I hope you can visit and call us again. I wll be good all this year untell the next Christmas. I want a furby be for Christmas. Your friend, Emily Dear Santa, Ive been good this year. Are you ready for Christmas? I want a DST. Your friend, Christian Wilson Dear Santa, Haw are your elves Doing? I have been good this year. For Christmas I want a monster high doll. Aelso haw are your reindeer? I hope you have a good year Ho Ho Ho Your friend, Bradly Dear Santa, How are your reindeer? Is Roudolf felling well? Are you ready for Christmas? Your friend, Jada Allen Dear Santa, How are your elves? Santa Ive been realy good. I want an Itab and an mp3 player. Can I also have a touch screen phone. Also can you bring my parents present please. Can you bring my brother some toys to. And can you bring my sister some toys to. Thank you. Your friend, September Ferrell Dear Santa, How are you doing? I have been so good! I would like a big blue bike. And you are the best Santa ever and Merry Christmas. Your friend, Kimmie Dear Santa, How are your elves? I have been nice bedcause I help my mom do the Christmas tree. The mian thing I want is an iPod touch screen. Your friend, Ethan Shirley Dear Santa, I have been good this year. I helped my dad clean the house. Please bring me a real kitten for Christmas. Your friend, Cloey Malone Dear Santa, How have you been doing? How are your elves? I have been very good. I would like a new bike and a Baby Alive. And I would like a Dizzy Dancer. I would like a mp 3 player and also a furby. Your friend, Jaylan Prince Dear Santa, Are your reindeer ready for Christmas? I was very good this year. Santa I would like a bass boat for Christmas. Your friend, Xavier GlassMs. Schaffers third-grade classDear Santa, I was very good this year. Are you and the elves good and working hard? I hope so because I got a problem here. I need some things that will make my life and my familys life wonderful. My mom and dad need money and so do I. I need a new phone and a orange wii. Also my brother needs new earphones. I would like a camo phone case if Im not naughty this year. I think Im nice this year. Also I need my family to come together because that is the point of Christmas. It is sharing time together with your family! Sincerely, Marina ONeal Dear Santa, Will you help my (family) They cant catch oysters Catch they onle cich shells They anhe cich 4 bags Love Logan Ray Smith Dear Santa, How have you been doing? Ive been great. Ive been having a problem. Its about money. My mom and dad dont have a lot of money. They do have some so far this Christmas. Will you help us out but I also want a wii also a trampoline and a Swiss army knife. Love, Sage Brannan Dear Santa, Santa am I on the naughty list or the good list? Santa to help make my familys life better this year could you please make my Grandma and Grandpa come back? This is what I want for Christmas. I want for Christmas. I want a furby, a four wheeler with cheetah print, my little sister to act mature, a snow cone maker, a whole stocking full of nail polish, the whole collection of full house, a pet horse, a big very big jungle gym, a pet rabbit and last but not least, my whole family to come together on Christmas Eve. Love, Maddison Brence Whitton Dear Santa, Can you send your elves to come help me with my mom. We both need help cleaning up our yard and our house. So we need help bad. Can you please help us. We then need your help because we have a bad problem xing our boat and car. From Andrew Kuhner Dear Santa, I have been good. So could you help my famile to by Christmas and to by cookes. And to by food and drink and to give my famile money so we can by ham or terkey and coked good for Christmas. Love Trinity Cossell Dear Santa, What can make my life wonderful is that Mom and Dad can give me money, get a new truck, you can send elves to help clean up the house. I can relax, I CAN maybe be naughty or nice. I can be happy if you can bring presents to me. Love, Tate Dear Santa, I want you to give my ant Angie some money so she can get a car and a house. So she doesnt have to live in a trailer or camper. I also want to give the homeless people some money. We also can give the kids that have no toys some toys. Love, Emma Jae Crum Dear Santa, How are the elves and Mrs. Claus. My family needs a little help with Christmas. I want orbeez lady bug also a jit friend-two more things. Twitter dance, and ipod. My parents would like a new car. So my family would t in one car. Love, Brooklyn Shae ONeal Dear Santa, How are you? Can you help my granny get a new home? My mom needs a motor for her jeep. Please get my Dad more gas for his 354 tack z71. Love, Mason Bray Dear Santa, Will you send some elves to come clean my bed room and my living room? My mom needs some money I will get to doing chores. Love Jocelyn Webb Dear Santa, I need you to make my familys life better is that my family need more money and thats all! From Brandon Polous Mrs. Gibson second grade Dear Santa, You could do so much to make life wonderful and thats why I love you so much. Christmas is my favorite holiday. Me and my mom want her to get a job. I want my eye to get better and to get a bigger house. Happy Holidays! Your friend, Karlee Cruson Dear Santa, I would like you to make snow because my family loves the snow. I would like Santa to make a wonderful year for me and my family. I would drink hot chocolate with my family because my family likes hot chocolate. I would like to watch TV with my family. Your friend, Lais ramirez Dear Santa, I want you to nd my mom a better job. You can make my familys life wonderful by giving us a Christmas next year. Santa leaves wonderful presents under the tree every year. I always tell Santa thank you. I love Santa. Your friend, Brooklyn Faith Dear Santa, Would you make my mom and tata stop ghting all the time? Your friend, OMarion Dear Santa, I would like you to make it snow. Im sure it will make my year perfect. Santa I would like you to make Christian not be a bully to everyone. I hope you could do all this for me and more. My family and I will have a spectacular year next year. Your friend, Ellis Billingsley Dear Santa, I would like a new cat for me and my family. I would little bit more money for me and my family. I would like some clothes for me and my family. I would like a bed for me and my family. I would like a blanket for me and my family. Your friend, Matthew Gordon Jr. Dear Santa, I would like a Mansion for Christmas for my family and friends. In the morning it will be there. I want it to rain food. I want Santa to give my mom and dad a gift. Your friend, Justus Spell Dear Santa, I would like you to nd a job for my mom so we can have more money and a lot more toys and a lot more stuff and a peaceful heart. If you can do this I will have a Merry Dear Santa, I would like you to spread the Christmas Spirit across the world. Then everyone will have a good Crhistmas. Santa will bring everyone gifts. All I want is to let everyone have a great Christmas The family and friends will get up and open our gift. I dont want any gift besides this, this year. Your friend, Tashawn Jones Dear Santa, I want my siblings to stop ghting. They ght about whos fatter. Nobody like it. I agree with them except I think theyre both chubby. I love every thing about my life besides how my siblings ght. Your friend, Lucy E. Dear Santa, You can give us more money. You can give me more food. You can get me a toy. You can make us happy. You can give us the holiday spirit. You can give us the best time ever. I can be good and he will hopefully give us happiness and more. Your friend, Lindon Banks Dear Santa, You can give us more money. We would like more peace and harmony. Give me a grateful heart and more love for my family. Help me take care of my dog Lilly and make sure she is fed and have a house to sleep in if it is raining. DO NOT let her get run over. Your friend, Emily Smith Dear Santa, I would like for you to make it snow on Christmas. Would you get stuff for my family on Christmas. When we wake up on Christmas, our mom needs something for Christmas. Our family needs something for Christmas. We love Christmas even on Christmas Eve. I love my family. Your friend, Tariah Jones Dear Santa, I would like you to nd a job for my mom so we can have more money and a lot more toys and a lot of stuff and a peaceful heart and a new house. If you can do all this I will have a Happy New Year. I wish my dad will come back to my house. I will be glad if he does that. Have a Great Christmas Santa. From WillieMrs. Blackburns second-grade classDear Santa, I have been good this year and I have been wanting a mh doll for Christmas and a gite to. And I have bell wanting a baby boll for Christmas and a dress that goes with it. And one of the elfs come to my house and to meat a doll named Santa. And I have cookies + milk + sum cearits for the reindeer. Your friend, Kaylee Dear Santa, You know that I am good every year. These are some of the things that Ive done that are good. I help my brother wash the car. I would relly like for Christmas. I hope you give me every thing on my list. Your friend, Kyera Dear Santa, I want my brother to get alone. Your friend, Zach Dear Santa, I think Im excellent I have been good for presents. I would like a orbes spol and an ipod. And one thing about Christmas is Presents. Please bring me all of the things I want for Christmas. Your friend, Brittany Dear Santa, I love you Santa! I have been good I help my mom with the dishes I would want a air hockey table I will leave cookies and milk if you give me everything I want. Your friend, Ethan Dear Santa, 1. You know Ive been good 2. or bad 3. I would be good this year 4. I been good this not bad this year Your friend, Simon Dear Santa, I want a game called buity black Ops it to have zomes and free for all I love Santa and my hole family. Even you Santa you are the best in the would you to elf love Santa and the elf and my family love fome Dylan You to family Santa Your friend, Dylan Dear Santa, You know I have been good or bad. I thike I need presents. I halp my mom. I would relally like a electric diary and a new bike and a ipad and the best Christmas evry for Christmas. Your friend, Sarai Dear Santa, You know if Iv ben dad or good and if iv ben good can you give me toys and a cuple of video games? Your friend, Ryland Dear Santa, You know Ive been good or not. I get up for school. I sow my dads old Elf. More Monster High Stuff. I will leave you cookes and milk if you bring me alllllll I want. Your friend, Kelsey Marissa Dear Santa, I want a Xbox 360 for Christmas. I always wanted one for Christmas. I wish you can git one for me. To Santa. Your friend, Lee Adkins Dear Santa, I want a ipad and a gas powred drt bicke and tucke and a car. Your friend, Erin Devon Dear Santa, You know whether Ive been good or bad this year. These are some of the things Ive done that are good I made good grades in school I made A-B honor roll. I really like a toy for Christmas. I would like a turck and a bodyshine and orbees with a spa and bike car and that is all Your friend, EmmaMrs. Dempseys kindergarten classDear Sant, Can I have a dirt bike op hobe, and a ipod. Your friend, Bradley Spell Dear Santa, Can I have a Dollhouse heel boots tablet Your friend, Jordan Barber Dear Santa, Can I have a jeep, a bike and roller skates Your friend, Leroy Shiver Dear Santa, Can I have a scooter, a pet sh and a radio. Your friend, Josiah Friddle Dear Santa, Can I have a dirt bike, a tablet and a toy truck. Your friend, Malichi Rivera Dear Santa, Can I have a four wheeler, a toy mud truck and a dirt bike Your friend, Austin Shiver Dear Santa, Can I have a slay, a video game and a skate board Your friend, Aiden Hicks Dear Santa, Can I have a toy gun motorcycle and a pet reindeer Your friend, Austin Glass Dear Santa, Can I have a Barbie house ice machine Your friend, Shakira Miller Dear Santa, Can I have a Barbie house phone Your friend, Michelle Dear Santa, Can I have a dirt bike phone, toy snake Your friend, Preston Butler Dear Santa, Can I have a bike boots and tableta Your friend, Michael Hill BE PART OF THIS ONE-OF-A-KIND EVENT IN THIS AREA! For Health Expo Package Information Call (850) 747-5009 OR fax your questions to (850) 763-4636 Sign Up Now & Get The Early Bird Rate $10,000 3,000 PLUS MANY OTHER WAYS TO PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS. INSTANTLYMAKEIT YOUR EXPO!GAIN THEEXPOSURE YOU NEED FOR SUCCESS! 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LocalThe Times | A7Thursday, December 20, 2012 Dear Santa, Can I have a Barbie, and a phone, computer Your friend, Adrionna Martin Ms. Childress rst grade Dear Santa, Merry Christmas I hope Everything is going good for you good for you I have tried to be good this year I would like a Truck and a Boat for Christmas I will leave cookies and milk for you Signed Justin Stephens Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I hope everything is going good for you I tried to be very good this year Batman game Xbox Batman game + Xbox W leave cookies and milk you. Signed Haiden Parks Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! Everything I tried to be good for you I would like a monster truck and a remote control boat. Signed Channon Roberts Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I hope everything is going good for you. I would like a bicycle and a scooter. Signed Gabriela Dia Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! Everything I tried to be good for you I would like a gingerbread house and a bicycle. From Harmony Malone Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I hope everything is going good for you. I tried to be very good this year I would like a car and a toy dirt bike. Signed Dominic Durbin Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I hope everything is going good for you. I tried to be very good this year I would like a a Little baby doll and Seam Pantage (a paint set) Signed Kayleigh Leonard Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I hope everything is going good. I would like a easybake ultimate oven and a cheerleader doll that sings. I will leave some milk and cookies. Signed Emma Maldanado Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I hope everything is going good for you! I tried to be very good for you! I would like a bicycle and a gingerbread house. Signed Josie Smith Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I hope everything is going good for you. I like a DR bick (dirt bike) Me and my frgs like game I like a cprtu (computer) I like for ir. I like a truck. I like a tevey (tv). I liked cru. Signed Marcus Clayton Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I hope everything is going good for you. I tried to be very good for ChristmasI would like a snowboard and a truck. Signed Gaven Freeman Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I hope everything is going good for you. I tried to be very good this year! Would like a helicopter and a car. Signed Esteban Juan Ms. Browns First Grade Dear Santa, I am a good girl I want Santa to come to my house and I want to get a laptop and a toy cop car for Christmas. I also want my sister Alissia to be good to me. I want my Grandma to come to my house for dinner on Christmas. Love, Hayden Butler Dear Santa, I have been a good girl. I would like these things, a four wheeler, an ipod, and a computer. I want my brother Malichi to get a new dirtbike. I also want a 3DSXL and a picture of my Great Grandpa. Love, Aniyah Rivera Dear Santa, I have been a good boy this year. For Christmas this year I would like an Ipod touch, a gas four wheeler, a football, an Xbox 360, a 22 and a pellet gun, Love, Anthony Stulsky Dear Santa, I have been a good boy. I want an Xbox 360 for Christmas. Love, Blake Reese Dear Santa, I have been a great boy this year. I would like a 3DS, an Xbox 360, a bike, a football, a ripstick and a skateboard for Christmas. Love, Dillon Evans Dear Santa, I have been a good girl and would like a password journal for Christmas. Love, Natalie Gibbens Dear Santa, I have been a good boy this year. I would like an Xbox 360 and an ipod. I would like a ZuZu pet too. Love, Max Thompson Dear Santa, I have been a good girl. I wish for an Xbox 360. Love, Cayleigh Stephens Dear Santa, I have been a good girl this year. I would like to have and Ipod and a 3DS for Christmas. Love, Lynzi Kelley Dear Santa, I have been a good boy this year. I would like these things for Christmas, a red bike, a football, a dog, a cat, and a nerf gun. Love, Ryan Britcher Dear Santa, I have been a good boy this year. I would like an Xbox 360, a dirt bike, an Ipod Touch, a at screen TV, a Wii U controller and a 22 Cricket. Love, Brayden Barwick Dear Santa, I have been a good boy this year. I would lime these things for Christmas, a DSI, a play truck, an Ipod, a new bike, a dog, an xbox 360, a hunting game, a football and a pool. Love, Reid Nix Dear Santa, I have been a great boy this year. I would like an Ipod touch, a remote control Cadillac, an xbox 360. How are you doing Santa? I want an airsoft gun too, and a helicopter. Love, Lonnie ONeal Dear Santa, For Christmas this year I would like a dirt bike, an xbox 360, a laptop, a watch, a toy car, and a Christmas tree for my Mama. Love, Jacob Sanford Dear Santa, For Christmas this year I want stuff to be a Ninja, Numchucks and a fake sword. I want a helicopter too. Love, Daylen Gilbert Dear Santa, This year I want new Monster High Dolls, Abbie and Toraligh. Love, Janalyn Hippensteal Dear Santa, This year for Christmas I want a transformer, a train named Percy, and an airplane. Love, Michael HumphriesMs. Vauses rst-grade classDear Santa, I want a 4-Wheeler for me and my brother. I wish I could get a toy boat, too. I want my mama to have a better room because its too small for her. I wish for my brother, Bailey, to have an X-Box. Thank you Santa. From Tyren Gordon Dear Santa, I would like to go to your house. I would like to see how you make presents. I want a toy robot that will dance with me. I want it to be blue with two red eyes. It would be great if it could cook dinner so my mom wouldnt have to make it. I have been very good. I love you, Santa From Caitlin King Dear Santa, I would like to see you when you come to my house to give me presents. I think you are nice. I hope you can bring a dirt bike for my brother. I want an ipod and a phone. I am going to bake you some chocolate chip cookies. From Chase Millender Dear Santa, I love you because you deliver presents to everyone. It makes everyone feel good. What I want most of all is a good truck or car for my family to drive around on. A 4-wheeler would be fun, too, because I can ride around on it. Thats all we need. From Tyler Baxley Dear Santa, I like it when you bring presents because I can open them. I hope you bring me a phone because I can call my Nana Kim and Papa Rusty. I want my mom to have 3 necklaces. I want my dad to have two pairs of new shoes. Id like a go-cart for the whole family to have together to ride in the woods. I want my nana to have a new phone and my papa to have a new job so he doesnt have to oyster. From Ansley Savage Dear Santa, I want a dirt bike where I can ride it down the road. I would like some beyblades where I can rip them and ght Dax because he has one. I want my mom to have a golden ring and my sister to have a necklace. I would like you to make a way so I dont have to take out trash. The trash bags get heavy when they are full. Oh, and I really want to pet one of your reindeer. From Chandler Sanders Dear Santa, I want a dirt bike and I will ride it on the dirt road. I want a phone so I can call people and play games. I want a remote control motorcycle and a 22. And I want drums that you beat on. I love you, Santa, I hope you bring these for me. From Terry Proctor Dear Santa, When we open our presents I want you to watch us so we can have a good time. I really want to see you. I want whatever I get. I will be happy because you know what I want. I want to see your reindeer, Comet and them. Can me and my sister pet them? I de nitely want to see Rudolf. I want to see his nose glow. I want it to snow because it never snows in Carrabelle. Can you please make it snow in Carrabelle. Love, Aryauna Benjamin Dear Santa, I love you so much. I would love to come to your house because I want to see reindeer and play in the snow even though I dont have a winter jacket. Can I have a dirt bike for Christmas. And a Wii U. I would like sticky shoes where I can walk all over the walls. And invisible spray that will turn me invisible where I can scare everybody. I would like for my brother to have a bag of toys, not a bag of doo doo like he got me last year. I want my momma to have a big, big angel with wide open arms to put stuff on. My daddy always wanted a new 4x4 truck. Thank you Santa for getting this for us. Love, Dakota Shiver Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is a Kindle Fire and a dirt bike. Can I come to your house in the North Pole? I will feed your reindeer and I will help Mrs. Claus bake cookies. I have been a good boy. Love, Gavin Shelley Dear Santa, I want my own room for Christmas. I dont want to sleep with my brother. I want it to be brown and black and yellow. I want a big TV with a Xbox 360 delete and two remote controls. Last thing is that I want a new black and yellow bike. I really want to go to the North Pole to see you. Love, Aden Bass Dear Santa, I want an ipod, a ds, and a phone and mp3 player. I want a new bike and I want a ring for my mama. I want my nanny to have new jewelry. I want a tree topper because we dont have one. I want it to be of Jesus. And I want a 4-wheeler for my brother. I want my little sister to have a thing to make slushies with because she loves to play cook. I am going to bake cookies for you. I love you. Thank you, Jaydann Richards Dear Santa, I want a Barbie with pink hair. I want her to have a yellow Barbie house. I want Barbie to get a Christmas tree and a snowman. I want her windows to have hearts. I want her home to have a bathroom in it. Love, Jaqueline Valencia Dear Santa, I wish you could come to my house so I could talk to you. I would ask you if I could have a 3DS and a Pokemon White and Black game. My favorite thing is riding a 4-wheeler and I would like one for me and one for my family. Do you make shotguns? Because if you did I would make a ring range so I could shoot my shotgun. I would ask you if I could go with you to the North Pole and the whole wide world to see what all you do. Thank you, Jesse JJ Whitted Dear Santa, I want a red DS XL and an ipod, too. Bobbie and Jackson want dirt bikes. I want Pepaw to get good music to play on his radio he is getting. I will leave you cookies and milk. Love, Rebecca MahonMrs. Hams rst-grade class Dear Santa, I want a 4-wheeler from you Santa. I want this from my mom and dad : a 3-wheeler, hunting set, and a dog box. I do want a dirt bike and a tractor. Love, Logan Bentley Dear Santa, I want a bike. I want a Nintendo DS. I want a toy truck and a 4-wheeler. I love you Santa. Love, Cole Polous Dear Santa, I want a car. I want a dragon. I want a snake and an action gure. Love, Jonathan Holloway Dear Santa, I want Kies re suit and Loyds golden dragon. Are you cold? I love you Santa. Love, Owen Golden Dear Santa, I love you. I want an Ipad. I want a baby alive. I want a phone. Love, Hannah Creamer Dear Santa, I want a Ben 10 raybig. How do you make toys? I love you. Thank you. Love, Austin Morales Dear Santa, I want a ghost rider game and I want a lego ninjogo and a Ben 10 raybig and a Nintendo DS. Love, Ethan Markham Dear Santa, I want a bike. Please bring me an Ipad. I love you Santa. Thank you. Love, Devin Barber Dear Santa, I want a toy motorcycle, toy dog, toy dinosaur, toy bike, toy horseshoe, toy snake, and a bow and arrow. Love, Bentley Braswell Dear Santa, Can I have a set lego ninjogo? Please can I have a ps3? Can I have the super Mario brothers 3? I love you Santa. Love, Braden Shiver Dear Santa, I want a new bike. I want a new rik rack. I want a partasaurus rex boat. I want a new lego ninjogo. I want a new baby sister. Love, Jayden Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is a play house, a phone, and a set of dolls. Love, Ashlyn Vause Dear Santa, I want a bike, dog, ipod, candy cane, computer, and some pants. Love, Gavin Millender Dear Santa, I want a bike. I want a bunny. I will love my baby alive. I want a doll. I want an ipad. I love Santas elves. Love, Kirsten Martina Dear Santa, I like your elves. Can you please get me a Moxy doll? Can I have a baby alive too? Can I have a bike? Thank you. Love, Onamae Dear Santa, I would like a portable dvd player and a 4-wheeler. If its possible I want all the kids without a home to get a brand new home and brand new clothes. Love, Maryssa BranchMrs. Cooks kindergarten classDear Santa, I would like a new bike and a pair of roller skates with knee pads for Christmas. Love, Mya Huckeba Dear Santa, I would like roller skates and DSI and a Prank phone. Love Jenise Loos for Christmas Dear Santa, I would like a call to duty black ops 2 and a skate board Love, Christopher Creek Dear Santa, I would like a dirt bike Nintendo 35, DS, and four wheeler for Christmas. Love, Prince Williams Dear Santa, I would like a new bike, a Barbie hour with Barbie dolls for Christmas. Love, Shyian Ward Dear Santa, I would like a yellow tractor and bouncy couch. Me and my sister want dream light. Love, Christopher Russell Dear Santa, I would like a real goat and a skate board and dream light a football for Christmas. Love, Daniel Lively Dear Santa, I would like roller skates and a dream light. A purse for my little sister. Love, Kassidy Denney Dear Santa, I would like a football and a remote control truck with a sh on the side. Love, Chrstian Johns Dear Santa, I would like allasaurous bone to dig up and a stegersaurous. Love, Bradley Page Dear Santa, I would like a Dream Light and a bike. A purse for my little sister. Love, Cammie Gilbert Dear Santa, I would like a four wheeler bike and a shark Lego game for Christmas. Love, Garyson Millender Dear Santa, I would like roller skates, a computer and a new bike. Love, Jesus Pelico Dear Santa, I would like a football and a new dirt bike, a real dump truck for Christmas. Love, Chip Ferrell Dear Santa, I want a guitar and some roller skates, a piano and a toy for my brother for Christmas. Love, Lilianna Joiner Holiday Christmas Issue December 20th, 2012 DEADLINE TO RESERVE SPACE: December 14th, 2012 3pmNow accepting Christmas Greetings to be placed alongside the Childrens Letters to Santa. December 27th, 2012 DEADLINE TO RESERVE SPACE: December 19th, 2012**ALL AD COPY MUST BE APPROVED BY December 21st, 2012 4:30pm**January 3rd, 2012 DEADLINE TO RESERVE SPACE: December 27th, 2012**ALL AD COPY MUST BE APPROVED BY December 31st 3pm** Contact:Joel Reed (850) 814-7377 Kari Fortune (850) 227-7847 -OREastpoint volunteer Dottye Thornburg helps hand out toys, all bought from donations by area individuals, to the Eastpoint children.

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OpinionA8 | The Times USPS 027-600Published every Thursday at 129 Commerce St. Apalachicola, FL 32329 Publisher: Roger Quinn Editor: Tim Croft POSTMASTER: Send address change to: The Apalachicola Times P.O. Box 820 Apalachicola, FL 32329 Phone 850-653-8868 PERIODICAL RATE POSTAGE PAID AT APALACHICOLA, FL 32329 WEEKLY PUBLISHING SUBSCRIPTIONS PAYABLE IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY $24.15 year $15.75 six months OUT OF COUNTY $34.65 year $21 six monthsHome delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editions. TO ALL ADVERTISERSIn case of error or omissions in advertisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than the amount received for such advertisement. The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains. Circulation: 1-800-345-8688 Formerly The Apalachicola TimesBy Nina MarksSpecial to the Times A tragedy occurred in a quiet, unassuming community similar to ours, last Friday morning. A gunman entered Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., and took the lives of 20 children and six adults. As the news media broadcast the horric act, I thought about how parents had lost babies, and babies had lost parents. I thought about how we would handle a situation such as this and what we would tell our children about an act so cruel. Yet, in the midst of the insanity, there is thankfulness and gratitude. Training took over as teachers pulled children walking down a hall into classrooms, teachers read stories and teachers prayed quietly, hugged and protected their students in tiny spaces. Teachers told their children how much they loved them. Courage is not in a job description, nor is it reected in a test score. There is no effective training for a situation such as this, as instinct takes over and the only thing on our minds is sheltering our children from harm. Please remember that as we reect on these precious 26 individuals we give thanks for the courage demonstrated by the teachers and administrators at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Memories, some sad, some grateful, have been formed. We hold Newtown residents in our hearts. In the days, weeks, and months ahead, we should take time to reect on what it means to be a teacher: their love for their students, their compassion and commitment for their job. Please take the time to reect on a teacher you know. Due to recent events, we, in the Franklin County School District, are moving from this day forward to an improved procedure of security, communication and training. We apologize for any inconvenience, but we believe changes will benet our employees and the children we serve. Nina M. Marks is the superintendent of the Franklin County School District. In last weeks Times, under the headline FCSWA embarks on twopronged mission, it was reported that oystermen will use their own boats, which must be at least 22 feet long. This is incorrect; the boats need only be at least 20 feet long. Also, for safety reasons there must be two people on a boat. In addition, participants must pass a drug test, available free at the county health department, and must pass an eight-hour occupational health and safety course, available online, and for which they will be paid. Any further questions, please contact Workforce at 653-3930.By Caty GreeneSpecial to the Times The day has nally come; the Apalachicola Municipal Library has no more shelf space. The shelves are full to capacity, even after the weeding of older, less circulated books has been done. The answer of course is to stop adding books, or expand the available space, or move to another building. Much thought in the past has gone into how the building at 74 Sixth St. could be expanded. Architectural drawings were done to expand on three sides, but the cost would have swallowed up the funds received from the Margaret Key estate, which through its interest created the rst sustained book purchasing budget. While a reasonable idea, it did not really expand the library by much. Another issue is the comprehensive plan for the city which calls for the library to be removed from Gorrie Square. Other activities putting pressure on the physical space are increased dependence on computers for e-government, childrens resources and programs and servicing the genealogy seeking patrons, often visitors. The Apalachicola Municipal Library is now an ofcial partner with the Department of Children and Families for e-government services. While our six computers are normally sufcient, there are times when folks have to wait. The Summer Reading Program, done in partnership with Project Impact, also brings children and young adult readers to the library in greater numbers. Most needed, however, is a dedicated space for the microlm reader/ digitizer that allows individuals to view and digitize Apalachicola Times articles, covering 1900-1959, currently at the library. Space in the librarians ofce is being carved out for the additional rolls of microlm now at the Raney Houses Carriage House. This would expand the years available into the decades of the 1970s through to 2004, with some gaps. Documents, genealogy texts and other materials for this research are currently spread out in the collection, and there is not even a large enough table for a computer dedicated to this work. But its the book collection that causes the most consternation for the librarian. As of January, the library will start a process of storing some sets of books, less used in general, and packing up authors like Pearl Buck, who will wait for some solution to this problem. The librarian and the library board are working with the city to identify other locations that might be suitable. These include, of course, the Chapman Schools building on U.S. 98 and 12th Street at the trafc light. It has been the preferred location by some, although not the only choice; others do not want to see the library move at all. As patrons, you will not be likely to notice any changes, the Annals of America, an important reference resource all libraries should own, is not going to be missed by patrons who are bestseller ction readers, but the subtle differences will be there. We hope that all in the community will express their views and engage in the needed conversation about the future of this 1500-square foot library. Caty Greene is the librarian for the Apalachicola Municipal Library. To reach her, call 653-8436. During this Christmas season, when the hopes of children utter and fall like snowakes on to paper in the form of letters to Santa Claus, the Apalachicola and Carrabelle Times is again pleased to provide readers a glimpse into their world. But, we ask one thing rst. To remember the simple message of the season. In Matthew 1:22-23, in a passage recalling the words of the prophet Isaiah, it is written that The virgin will conceive and bear a son, and they will call him Immanu El, a name which means God is with us. God is with us, each of us and all of us. God is with us when the blessings of prosperity buoy our boats, and our wishes for toys and other material comforts come true. God is with us when our families gather together, to feast together in a spirit of comfort and joy. God is with us when we smile and hug, when we leap and when we dance. But that is not the only time for the presence of Emmanuel. When we read of a child who writes that their fondest wish is for their grandma to recover from cancer, God is with us. When we read the letter of a child who wants a new family because a parent is in prison, as a warning and as a reminder, there, too, God is with us. When we read of a child who wants only to be relieved of their parents persistent bickering, or who thinks that they are the reason one of them has left the other, God is with us. Emmanuel is with us to remind us of the pain and sorrow not that God brings, but that we bring to one another. God is with us like an amplier, to make sure our ears pick up the distant, mufed sound of a child in pain, or beset by worry, or fearful of abandonment. God is with us when disease strikes a family, and makes us powerless against the sovereignty of our mortal being. Let us count carefully each of our blessings, and know that Emmanuel offers us hope in a world too often fraught with senseless violence, reckless selshness and callous apathy. And through it all, God is with us. Shouldnt all oyster shells be put back in the bay?Tom BallEastpoint DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The TimesMichelle Creek holds her 2-month-old son Charles close as they watch the Eastpoint parade Friday.Protecting our children from harm editEDITOrialRIAL DavidAVID Adlerstein DLERSTEINTimes City EditorGod is with us letterLETTER tTO tTHeE editEDITOrR COrreRRECtiTIOnNDAVID ADLERSTEIN | The TimesFCSWA President Shannon Hartseld addresses a gathering of oystermen Dec. 10 about details of the upcoming oyster relaying program.LO O IS SWO O BO O DA | The TimesThe Apalachicola Municipal LibraryLibrary copes with space constraintsThursday, December 20, 2012Reader asks a simple question

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LocalThe Times | A9Thursday, December 20, 2012 TOBACCO CESSATIONCLASSSCHEDULELOCATION: George E. Weems Memorial Hospital All classes begin at 5:30 P.M. Free nicotine patches and gum will be provided to participants who complete each class Each class is a 2 hour (one time) session. Please visit the following websites to view a current schedule of tobacco cessation classes that are being held in Franklin County at www.bigbendahec.org/quit-now and www.ahectobacco.com For additional information, please contact Big Bend AHEC at 850-224-1177.THERE IS NO COSTTO ATTEND! NO HIDDEN CHARGES: It is our policy that the patient and any other person responsible for payments has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed by payment or any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. www.mulliseye.com"WE WELCOME NEW PATIENTS, CALLTODAY FOR YOUR PRIORITY APPOINTMENT" FOR NEW PATIENTS 59 AND OLDERThis certificate is good for a complete Medical Eye Exam withTodd Robinson, M.D.Board Certified Eye Physician and Surgeon.The exam includes a prescription for eye glasses and tests for Glaucoma, Cataracts and other eye diseases.FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT CALL: 850-763-6666 ELIGIBILITY: U.S. Citizens living in the Florida Panhandle, 59 years and older, not presently under our care. Coupon Expires: 12-31-12 FREEEYE EXAMCODE: AP00Darren Payne, M.D.Board Certified Eye Physician and Cataract SurgeonIn Memory of Lee Mullis, M.D.Todd Robinson, M.D.Board Certified Eye Physician and Cataract Surgeon "Freedom from Eye Glasses, Now a reality for many."Smart LensesSM The following report is provided by the Franklin County Sheriffs Of ce. Arrests in this weeks report were made by of cers from the Carrabelle Police Department (CPD) and Franklin County Sheriffs Of ce (FCSO). All defendants are to be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.DEC. 11James D. Creamer, 31, Apalachicola, violation of probation (FCSO) Amy M. May, 40, Crawfordville, violation of probation (FCSO)DEC. 12Derrick E. Kennedy, 40, Tallahassee, violation of probation (FCSO)DEC. 13Willie L. English, 52, Carrabelle, disorderly intoxication and resisting of cer without violence (CPD)DEC. 14Sheri A. Allen, 44, Apalachicola, allowing unsupervised minor to possess a rearm (FCSO)DEC. 15Sandra A. LoudermilkConkel, 46, Apalachicola, rst degree murder (FCSO) Ronnie J. Strops, 43, Apalachicola, trespass on property after warning (FCSO)DEC. 16Jeri C. Pool, 34, Eastpoint, disorderly intoxication and resisting of cer without violence (FCSO)DEC. 17Gary J. Leblanc, 21, Hammond, La., violation of probation (FCSO) Arrest REPORT Merry ChristmasPHOTOS BY DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The TimesAt Eastpoint Pavilion, Santa Claus holds a baby he knows well, Braylin Pennycuff, 2-month-old son of Rex and Jamie Pennycuff. Franklin fth grader Summer Granger portrays Mary in Monday evenings Let It be Christmas program. Below: Below, Brylan Boone, 3, on hand with his grandmother, Laverne Cooper, has fun at the Eastpoint Pavilion. The ABC School fourth graders last week performed a special play about how Christmas is celebrated around the world. Baylee Kent, 3, daughter of Brian and BJ Kent, was a little helper during Santas visit to the Eastpoint Pavilion

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A10 | The Times Thursday, December 20, 2012 On Dec. 13, The Philaco Womans Club celebrated Christmas at the Eastpoint home of Henry and Elaine Kozlowsky. The club welcomed four new members with the candlelighting ceremony, from left, Clarice Powell, Sandi Hengel, Joan Head and Bonnie Fulmer. Welcoming the new members is Ann Cowles. On Friday, a group of carolers from the Eastpoint United Methodist Church serenaded Preshia Crum, Eastpoints oldest resident, in her home. The performers were Stormie and Charles Petty, Michael and James Hat eld, and Ethan Frazier, all members of the Eastpoint UMC Youth Group, which also sang at the pavilion on Patton Drive in Eastpoint when Santa arrived. The group was accompanied on guitar by Aaron Batey, left, pastor of the Eastpoint and the Carrabelle United Methodist Churches. Crum was one of the founding members of the Eastpoint United Methodist Church, and church members said they consider her a treasure and a great lady.Special to the TimesThe 30-voice Bay Area Choral Society presented Christmas Then and Now, a program of seasonal music, on Dec. 16 at Apalachicolas Trinity Episcopal Church, and then again at the First United Methodist Church in Port St. Joe. The Bay Area Choral Society sings regularly as part of the Ilse Newell Fund for the Performing Arts concert series, held in Apalachicola annually. The chorus is made up of singers from many nearby Gulf Coast communities including Port St. Joe, Mexico Beach, Wewahitchka, Carrabelle, Lanark Village, Eastpoint, St. George Island and Apalachicola. The chorus, directed by Merel Young and accompanied by pianist Janis Ramos, performed selections such as the familiar O Come, O Come, Emmanuel to a 16th century setting of O Magnum Mysterium by Spanish composer Tomas Luis de Victoria. Twentieth-century carols by John Rutter, plus Mary, Did You Know? by Mark Hayes represented the more modern genre. Also music of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy and George Frederic Handel rounded out the program with several choruses and solos from the Christmas portion of the Messiah. Soloists performing were soprano Sharon Solomon, soprano Carla May and contralto Tamara Marsh. OFTHEWEEKPET St. Joseph Bay Humane SocietyRANGER!There is no danger in Ranger. He is a sweetheart! Ranger is an 18 month old Border Collie and Lab mix. He is extremely social and loves to interact with people as well as dogs of any size. He is responsive, eager to please and happy. This dog will make a great family pet and because he is house trained, easier to introduce into the home. Come meet this very lovable boy! VOLUNTEERS ARE DESPERATELY NEEDED TO SOCIALIZE WITH ALL OF OUR DOGS AND CATS. We are always looking for people willing to bring one of our animals into their home to be fostered for various needs. Anytime you can spare would be greatly appreciated. Call Karen at 670-8417 for more details or visit the Franklin County Humane Society at 244 State Road 65 in Eastpoint. You may logon to the website at www.forgottenpets.org to see more of our adoptable pets. NIP RODENTS INTHE BUD!CALLLOIS AT 653-5857Franklin Countys ONLY LOCALPest Control Company RODENTS RODENTS RODENTS I I N N T T Robert C. Bruner Attorney Personal & Business BankruptcyOver 30 Years Legal Experience850-670-3030 bankruptcy relief under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information Locally owned and operated Home Business Auto Health Workers Comp NEW LOCATION:dbutler@coastalcoverage.com MEDICARE PLANSEXCELLENT COVERAGE ANYONE CAN AFFORDTOP QUALITY COMPANY TUCKER LIFE-HEALTH INSURANCE, INC. RATED A+ BY BETTER BUSINESS BUREAURoss E. Tucker, Agentsince 1981Chartered Life Underwriter Registered Health Underwriter850-926-2200 or 800-226-7005www.tuckerlifehealth.com DISS I)Children and Adults No Fee or Cost If No RecoveryGAYLEPEEDINGOATTONEYATLAWApalachicola, FL (850) 292-7059 | (850) 944-6020 FAXgsrlaw@bellsouth.net Tamara Robinson, Tremaine Lewis to wedMrs. Barbara Lockley of Apalachicola is pleased to announce the upcoming nuptials of her daughter, Tamara Danielle Robinson, to Tremaine Alexander Lewis, son of Ms. Linda Lewis of Port St. Joe. The wedding will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at St. Paul AME Church, 83 Avenue I, Apalachicola. There will be an adult reception immediately after the ceremony at Fort Coombs National Guard Armory. All family and friends are invited. The bride and groom are both graduates of Florida Agriculture and Mechanical University. The bride majored in elementary education and the groom in computer information systems. They plan to honeymoon in Jamaica, and then to reside in Belleville, Mich., a suburb of Detroit. By LOIS SWOBODA653-1819 | @ApalachTimes lswoboda@star .com On Saturday, Dec. 8, artist Leon Wiesener debuted his newest creation in Carrabelle. Wiesener has constructed a garden house with walls made of bottles and special high-strength mortar. Other ornaments include tines from a hay mow and disembodied hands. The house is pentagonal with a shingled wooden roof. The artist said he initially believed 2,000 bottles would be enough but rapidly realized he had underestimated. The walls contain more than 6,000 bottles of various shapes and sizes, as well as large lenses and wooden windows salvaged from a 150-year old house. I initially asked people to bring stuff over and drop it at the gate, but I wound up Dumpster diving from Lanark to Apalachicola, Wiesener said. After creating a level foundation, Wiesener built the house by eye. Different colored bottles are used to create designs in the walls. Wiesener said he started the house in early February and nished it in November, although he is still playing with it. He said he and his wife, Frances, plan on opening the bottle house, and future projects related to it, to the public as a tourist destination within Carrabelle. We are also building a website and linking with a group of architects out of Georgia who are building and documenting bottle houses all over the south, Wiesener said. William F. Pecks bottle house in Tonopah, Nev., is believed to have been the earliest example of the phenomenon. Built in 1902, sturdy and square, and made with 10,000 beer bottles, it was torn down in the early 1980s. Pecks house, like many bottle houses, was constructed in a gold rush town where building materials were in short supply. Early mining camp settlers made shelters out of whatever they could get their hands on, including discarded bottles. Saloons were among the rst businesses to open in the camps, so there were plenty of liquor bottles on hand. Other houses in Tonopah were built entirely of coal oil cans and barrels. Wiesener acknowledged the original bottle houses were created out of necessity, but he has raised their construction to an art form. PHILACO WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS WeddingBay Area Choral Society presents Christmas concert CAROLS FOR PRESHIA CRUM DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times Altos Judi Little, Ginny Griner and Shirley Taylor perform at the Dec. 9 Ilse Newell concert. LOIS SWOBODA | The Times ANN COWLES | Special to The Times Seeing the world through colored glass bottlesPHOTOS BY FRANCES WIESENER| Special to the TimesLeon Wiesener begins work on his bottle house. At top is an interior wall with a bold design of Jgermeister bottles. Society

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LocalThe Times | A11Thursday, December 20, 2012 The United Methodist Churches of Franklin County Welcome You First United Methodist Church of ApalachicolaWorship Service 11:00 a.m. every Sunday Sunday School 10:00 a.m. 75 5th St. Apalachicola 653-9530 fumcapalach@gtcom.net Pastor: Rev. Themo PatriotisCarrabelle United Methodist ChurchWorship Services 10:45 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Celebrate Recovery Mondays 7-9 p.m. 102 NE Ave. B Carrabelle 697-3672 Pastor: Julie StephensEastpoint United Methodist ChurchWorship Service 10:00 a.m. every Sunday Healing service every fourth Monday at 7:00 p.m. 317 Patton Dr. (corner of David St.) 670-8825 Pastor: Rev. Beth WhiteSt. George Island United Methodist Church9:00 a.m. Worship Service 10:00 a.m. Fellowship Hour 201 E. Gulf Beach Dr. 9274635 www.sgiumc.org Pastor: Rev. Themo Patriotis Nursery now provided for Sunday Church Service Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church-Your Church on the Coast-2653 Highway 98 East P.O. Box 729, Lanark Village, Fl 32323Pastor: Father Eddie Jones Mass Schedule: Saturday: (Vigil) 5:00 PM Sunday: 7:30 AM (850)697-3669 First Pentecostal Holiness Church379 Brownsville Road Apalachicola Were excited about what Gods doing!!!Sunday School 9:45 am Sunday Morning Worship 10:45 am Sunday Evening Service 6:00 pm Monday, Youth Group 6:30 pm Wednesday, Royal Rangers, G.A.P.7:00 pm Wednesday Worship & Word 7:30 pmNursery Provided during regular church services 7:00 7:00 First Baptist ChurchSt. George Island 501 E. Bayshore Drive 927-2257 R. Michael Waley, Pastor Join us as we praise and worship the living Christ. Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise. Psalm 145:3 Sunday Bible Study................................................10:00am Worship Praise........................................................11:00am Sunday Night............................................................7:00pm Wednesday Power Hour......................................7:00pm Wednesday Youth at S.P.L.A.S.H.......................7:00pm Walking in Christ R. Michael Whaley, Pastor WELCOMES YOUChurch of the Ascension101 NE First Street CarrabelleSUNDAY10:00 AM WELCOMES YOUChurch THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH (850) 274-4490 (850) 545-2578 WELCOMES YOU Trinity Trinity Episcopal Churchest. 1836Welcomes YouHwy. 98 & 6th St. Apalachicola 850-653-9550Sunday Worship Services 8 & 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays Healing Service 11 a.m. Centering Prayer 4 p.m. Sunday Worship Services 8 & 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays Healing Service 11 a.m. Centering Prayer 4 p.m. Weaver FamilyWe, the family of Bernice Alma Bennett Weaver, are deeply grateful for the words of comfort, telephone calls, cards, food and most of all your prayers. Thank you for rejoicing with us as we accept Gods will in knowing that our loved one is absent from the body but present with the Lord. May Gods eternal blessing be with you forever.The Weaver FamilyCandlelight Christmas Choir to perform SaturdayThe Candlelight Christmas Choir will perform at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, in downtown Apalachicola. If you are interested in singing, the next rehearsal is at 6 p.m. Friday at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 98 Ave. E, Apalachicola. For more information, call Pastor B. Hand at 276-2550.Christ Community Academy accepting childrenChrist Community Academy is accepting children from 6 weeks old to age 3. After-school care and drop-in care also are available. The academy is in the Sunday school building of the First United Methodist Church, 75 Fifth St., Apalachicola. For more information, call 653-1416 or email www.fumcapalach. com.Christmas shop at the senior centerGot some last-minute Christmas shopping to do? Come to the Holy Family Senior Center at 203 Dr. Frederick S. Humphries St. in Apalachicola. The seniors have created a variety of gifts available for a donation. Proceeds go to support the seniors program. Items include earrings, knickknacks, picture frames and more. For more information, call Donna Thompson at 6536909 or 323-0168.Holiday closures for ChristmasThis holiday season, the county courthouse and Apalachicola city hall will be closed Dec. 24-26 for Christmas. Carrabelle city hall will be closed Dec. 24-25 for Christmas and will close at noon Dec. 31 for New Years Eve. The Apalachicola Municipal Library will close at 2 p.m. on Christmas Eve and remain closed on Christmas Day. County libraries will be closed Dec. 24-26 for Christmas. What a Christmas dinner we had last Thursday at the senior center. Lots of food, many friends and neighbors and many desserts. You know there among the sweets were slices of Merles world-famous coconut creme pie. Thanks to Sue and the other faithful volunteers. Christmas Mass, at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, will be celebrated at 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve, Monday, Dec. 24. We will not have Mass on Christmas Day. Christmas morning, you can come and enjoy smoked turkey sandwiches and other treats. Bob Dietz will open the doors at Chillas Hall at 8:30 a.m. and be our host. Several of our friends will be there to help. Come over and enjoy! The next bingo at Chillas Hall will be Jan. 2. The bingo will be back on Wednesdays. Doors open at 6 p.m., and bingo will start at 6:30 p.m. You and your main squeeze can ring in the new year at two spots in the Village, or enjoy some of both. The doors at Chillas Hall will open at 7 p.m. All you need is your favorite beverage, a snack or dish to share and your dancing shoes. Of course, Greg K will be there to provide the music. Another fun place to be on New Years Eve is at the Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82. There will be nger food, party favors, champagne at midnight, and guess what? Rusty and Debbie will play your favorite tune from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Donations of $5 each will be collected at the door. Pray for the repose of the soul of our good friend and neighbor Will Morris, and those who lost their lives in the Newtown tragedy. Be kind to one another, check in on the sick and housebound and keep Christ in Christmas. Until next time, God bless America, our troops, the poor, homeless and hungry. Bernice Alma Bennett Weaver was born Jan. 1, 1939, to the late Oscar and Annie Bennett. She passed away on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at Capital Regional Medical Center in Tallahassee. She received her early education from Wallace Quinn High School. She worked many years in the seafood industry at Sea Sweet Seafood and Tucker Seafood. Until her health failed, she was an active member of the New Life First Born Church under the leadership of Bishop Horace Solomon. She was married to the late Willie Weaver, Sr. She was preceded in death by two daughters and two sons: Wanda Jean, Barbara Ann, Frederick and Willie, Jr. A Celebration of Life service was held Saturday afternoon, Dec. 8, at New Life First Born Church, with Bishop Horace Solomon of ciating. She leaves to mourn her death and loving memories to her children, James M. Bennett of Louisiana, Anthony E. Weaver (Valerie) of Atlanta, Ga., Patricia Weaver Lane of Apalachicola and Wendell W. Weaver (Katherine) of Daytona Beach; and one sister, Eula Rochelle, of Apalachicola. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; ve godchildren, Ed Nelson, Jamie Wallace, Juan Jones, Sherman Siples, Jr. and Amani Jones; two special cousins, Noah Lockley, Sr., and family and Louise Davis and family; and special friends, Ms. Shirley Jones, Nancy West, Marion Green, Yvonne Tolliver, Frances Simmons, Pearl Perry, Jessie Harris, Dry Bone Ministries, Clarence Williams, Jr. and Nancy Sewell.Bernice Bennett Weaver BERNICE WEAVER Obituary Card of THANKS LIVE NATIVITY GRACES CARRABELLE CELEBRATING OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE LANARK NEWSJim WelshGet your Christmas treats at Chillas Hall Church BRIEFS CHRISTINA OXENDINE | Special to The TimesThe Carrabelle Christian Center became the site of a live nativity scene Saturday evening, as the congregation took part in re-enacting the miracle of Jesus birth. Pictured above are Hannah Oxendine as Mary, Jeffery Murray as Joseph, and, at right, Lonnie ONeil as a shepherd boy. DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The TimesFranklin Countys Hispanic community observed the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Dec. 12 by carrying an icon of the Virgin Mary down Avenue B to St. Patrick Catholic Church. After worshippers walked on their knees, bearing the icon to the altar, a Mass was celebrated, recalling the vision in 1531 by the Mexican peasant Juan Diego, who saw on the slopes of the Hill of Tepeyac a vision of a girl of 15, surrounded by light. Speaking to him in Nahuatl, the local language, she asked that a church be built at that site, in her honor. After the Mass, a potluck feast was enjoyed in the fellowship hall.

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Karen Bush got a unique one a few years ago. One bright December night, she was driving home from a visit with her mother in Atlanta. She had the sunroof open with three feet of a large Christmas tree protruding into the cool night air. It was about 10:30 p.m. when she reached the St. George Island bridge. An animal lover, Karen had just congratulated herself on not seeing a single dead animal beside the road over the entire trip. She was excited and happy to be home. Suddenly, something hit the side of her car. She saw large wings and thought it must be an owl. Halfway across the bridge, she did a U-turn and returned to where the accident had occurred, driving on the wrong side of the road for the last few yards. In her high beams, she saw an owl lying in the road. She got out of the car for a closer look. The bird was motionless. It was a barred owl, but I didnt know that then. He was on his back, said Karen. It was as if he was asleep, and he was beautiful. I had to go to work across that bridge the next morning, and I didnt want to see him after he had been run over by ve or six cars and torn to shreds. Karen could see headlight approaching, and she had to make a decision. Crying, she picked the owl up and its head lolled limply. Its neck was obviously broken. With the owl lying across her lap, she turned around and drove toward the island. She had almost reached the highpoint in the bridge, when she felt something gripping her left leg. It was not painful but the grasp felt tight through her blue jeans. Karen pulled onto the shoulder as far as she could and switched on the cab light. The owl was perched on her left leg with its body facing the window, and its head rotated 180 degrees to stare at her. Karen said, He was calmly sitting there staring at me. My rst thought was thank God hes alive. Then I thought is he hurt? I realized I couldnt let him go on the bridge where we were because if he was hurt he might y into the water and drown. I did another Uturn and drove slowly back to the Eastpoint end of the bridge. As I drove back at about 20 miles per hour, I talked to him in baby talk. I said Please, dont hurt me. Its OK. I knew you were supposed to cover the face so they wouldnt panic so I held my arms together as I drove so he couldnt see me. Karen pulled onto the shoulder again at the site where she had rst encountered the owl. He remained unmoved, staring inscrutably at her. I didnt have gloves on and I was most worried he would attack my hands. I reached over and pressed the button to lower the car window. The noise from the electric motor frightened him, and he went further back into the car, landing on the Christmas tree. His right wing was folded into place ne but his left wing was spread out, hung up on the tree. He was still staring at me. I thought he had a broken wing. Now what should I do, I wondered. Finally, I lifted the wing off the tree and it pulled back into place. It was ne. He continued to stare at me sitting on the tree. Then he turned his head and ew out of the sun roof and into the woods. I was crying because I was so happy. I thought I had to call somebody and tell them because, in the morning, I wouldnt even believe myself. Finally I reached my oldest son who is an animal lover, and I told him sobbing the whole time. Why are you crying? he asked me. Because Im happy, I told him. Karen has felt a special af nity for owls since her experience. She wonders if it was a sign from someone she loves. I felt it was a sign, she said. I dont know what it meant, but I got the message loud and clear. Chris Beatty of the Florida Wild Mammal Association advises anyone who encounters an injured owl, eagle or hawk to remember its feet are the biggest threat. Always wrap the animal, including the face, in a towel or piece of clothing and get it into a cardboard box as soon as possible. Do not allow anyone to try and hold it. If a bird has suffered a head injury and regains consciousness, try to take it to a rehabilitation center anyway as blindness can result from a concussion and may become permanent.Special to The TimesClimb the Cape St. George Lighthouse on the Friday after Christmas, and you will help feed the hungry in Franklin County. The St. George Lighthouse Association has announced that all climbing revenues received on Friday, Dec. 28, will be donated to the Franklin County Food Pantry. This will include daytime climbing revenues, as well as revenues from the full moon climb that evening. The lighthouse will be open for climbing from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Dec. 28. Climbing fees are $5 for adults and $3 for youth age 16 or younger. Children who are 6 years old or younger can climb at no charge. As always, there is no charge for St. George Lighthouse Association members and active members of the U.S. military with a current ID. SGLA also has reciprocal arrangements with the Florida Lighthouse Association and the St. Augustine Lighthouse, allowing members of those organizations to climb at no charge. Climbers must be at least 40 inches tall. The sunset full moon climb will be held from 57 p.m. and includes light snacks and a sparkling cider toast to the full moon. The sun sets at 5:49 p.m. and the moon rises at 6:21 p.m. Cost for the full moon climb is $15 for the general public and $10 for SGLA members. After sunset, additional climbers can view the full moon for $10 or $5 for SGLA members, as time and space permit. Advance reservations for the full moon climb are recommended and can be made by calling the Lighthouse Gift Shop at 927-7745. The Cape St. George Light is in St. George Lighthouse Park at the center of St. George Island, where Island Drive (the road off the bridge) ends at Gulf Beach Drive. Parking is available in lots at either side of the park. JOHN SPOHRER | Special to The Times.Barred owlLighthouse climb to bene t food pantry By LOIS SWOBODA653-1819 | @ApalachTimes Lswoboda@star .com The Oxendines of Carrabelle have a Christmas decoration thats one of a kind. Its six feet tall and weighs 1,000 pounds, and no tree died to create it. But a whole passel of deer donated their antlers to make it possible. When Yule rolls around each year, Shawn, Christina and family decorate a tree comprised of dozens of deer antlers. Christina Oxendine said they started the tree about 15 years ago, an invention that grew out of the necessity of nding a use for dozens of deer antlers collected by her avid hunter husband. After their marriage, Shawn began to hunt and always tried to make use of the whole deer. Each year, he had the heads of antlered bucks mounted to hang on the wall. Christina said when he reached number 27, she told him it was time to stop, but he continued to collect the racks in a big basket. When it lled up, Christina had a thought. Wouldnt it be neat if we could make them into a Christmas tree? she asked her husband. Shawn, a master craftsman, put his mind to it. He mounted a cypress pole and screwed antlers to it to make the basic form. Then he and Christina wired in more to give his tree a gentle taper. Although 95 percent of the antlers are his trophies, one large rack was passed down from his grandfather and a few others are cast horns he has collected over the years. Christina said they sometimes add a few more antlers to the tree. The only real drawback of their unusual creation is that their seven dogs nd the tree a terrible temptation and occasionally a set of antlers makes its way into the yard with some canine help. Thats OK; theres plenty more where it came from. The week before Thanksgiving, Shawn was at his hunting camp in Illinois, and he has a motion sensitive camera set up near Lake Morality Road to scout for venison on the hoof. The tree has become a family tradition. When the Oxendines moved from Tallahassee to Carrabelle, they left the 27 trophy heads and the antler tree behind. But when Christine purchased a real tree, daughter Hannah was unhappy. Its not the right kind of tree, she told her parents. Doting daddy and mom disassembled the antlers and brought the tree to their Carrabelle home where it has remained ever since. Although they remove the decorations, the tree remains in a corner of the living room year round. It weighs 1,000 pounds remember? Carrabelle familys Christmas tree made from deer antlersLOIS SWOBODA | The TimesThe tree stands about six feet tall. www.apalachtimes.com Rudolphs half-ton nightmare The owl and the Christmas tree SPONSORED BY Freshwater InshoreRedfish and trout are still holding in the I.C.W. from the power lines to the White City Bridge. The month started off with smaller sized trout with good numbers, however, the trout are now getting bigger and more aggressive. Black drum and black snapper are also here holding to the bottom structures and holes here. Live shrimp is a must have for the fishery right now. Cold fronts and dropping air and water temperatures are improving the freshwater bite. Good reports of nice 1-2 pound crappie are being caught in Depot Creek with live crappie minnows. Some smaller bass and decent size bream are around the Brothers and Howard Creek.

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Gulfside IGA PLAYER OF THE WEEK SPONSORSeahawks freshman guard Carza Harvey led the team with 22 points, seven assists, and four steals to key a late-game comeback in the teams tough 69-67 loss at home Dec. 13 to Liberty County. Harvey shot 6/8 from the free throw line, 5/10 baskets and 2/5 three-pointers, including one within less than 10 seconds left to pull the Seahawks within a point.Congratulations, Carza! Hometown Proud (850)653-9695 NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS person, company or corporation interested in constructing the following project:ST. GEORGE ISLAND PIER RESTORATION 136 days, from the date of the Notice $300.00 10:00 January 7th, 2013. January 14th,2013, at the Franklin County January 15th,2013 at the County Commission $100.00 Please mark the bid package: ST. GEORGE ISLAND PIER RESTORATION BID. By DAVID ADLERSTEIN653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com The Seahawks boys varsity basketball team has opened with a slow start, managing to win two of their opening eight games as they seek their rst district win. The boys lost Dec. 13 at home in a 69-67 heartbreaker to district rival Liberty County, which had amassed a 39-29 halftime lead. But Coach Mike Sweatts squad refused to quit, and outscored the Bulldogs 17-6 in the third quarter to knot the game at 41-all with 3:19 left in the quarter. They then ripped off ve straight to take a 46-45 lead going into the nal quarter. With six minutes left, senior forward Ladarius Rhodes hit a free throw to tie it at 52, and then freshman Carza Harveys 3-pointer with 1:27 left gave the Seahawks a 62-60 lead. Harvey then pulled it to within one, but a Bulldog free throw secured the win for Liberty County. Harvey led the Seahawks with 22 points, seven assists, and four steals. Rhodes led the team with nine rebounds, with sophomore guard Kelsey Jones pulling down eight, and junior forward Logan McLeod seven. The boys opened their season last month with a frustrating 51-49 loss on the road to Aucilla Christian, paced by Harveys 22 points, including eight assists. Trailing by ve, 40-35 after three quarters, the Seahawks outscored Aucilla 14-11 in the nal stanza before falling by two. Junior Cameron White led the team with eight rebounds, with Hutchinson snagging seven. A week later, Franklin County earned its rst win, a 47-46 win in Tallahassee Nov. 27 against John Paul II, On Nov. 29, the boys fell at Wewahitchka 80-46, after facing a running clock halfway through the third quarter. The team was paced by Harveys 14 points and six assists, with nine points from Hutchinson and eight from Rhodes. Senior center Direek Farmer snagged four rebounds, with Hutchinson and Rhodes each pulling down three. At Bozeman Dec. 7, the boys fell 58-49, after draining 17 unanswered points in the third quarter against the Bucks. The Seahawks outscored their opponents 18-4 in that quarter, but were outpaced 20-15 in the fourth quarter to account for the loss. Harvey led the team with 18 points, including ve treys, followed by Hutchinson with nine points and senior guard Seth Rogers with seven. Against West Gadsden at home Dec. 8, the local boys fell 76-35, after failing to score at all in the second quarter against a 30-point spree by the Panthers. The Seahawks notched their second win of the season, 68-53, at Tallavana Christian on Dec. 10. The Seahawks led throughout three quarters, but were outscored 27-15 in the nal quarter to make the score closer than the game had been. Four Seahawks were in double gures, led by Butler with 14 and Rhodes with 12. On Friday at South Walton, Franklin County was defeated by the Seahawks to the west, which had amassed a 60-19 halftime lead before cruising to a 79-34 triumph. DONT MISS BATTLE ON THE GULF TOURNEYThe Battle on the Gulf will get into full swing right after Christmas, as eight basketball squads four boys and four girls ght it out in post-holiday tournament action. All games will be played at Franklin County High School.Thursday, Dec. 27 (Home team listed rst) Game 1 Girls @ 2:30 p.m. Franklin vs. Tallavana Game 2 Boys @ 4 p.m. Wewahitchka vs. Madison Game 3 Boys @ 6 p.m. Franklin vs. Tallavana Game 4 Girls @ 8 p.m. Madison vs. Faith Baptist Friday, Dec. 28 Game 1 Girls @ 2:30 p.m Tallavana vs. Madison Game 2 Boys @ 4 p.m. Tallavana vs. Wewahitchka Game 3 Girls @ 6 p.m. Faith Baptist vs. Franklin Game 4 Boys @ 7:30 p.m. Madison vs. Franklin Saturday, Dec. 29 (Home team will be the higher seeded team by tournament record) Girls @ 2:30 p.m. between third and fourth place Boys @ 4 p.m. between third and fourth place Girls @ 6 p.m. Championship Game Boys @ 7:30 p.m. Championship Game Best record championship for the boys and girls. Tie-breakers will be decided by total points difference in win/loss with a maximum of 13 (Example: Win by 6, lose by 5 = +1).By DAVID ADLERSTEIN653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com The Lady Seahawks were at a stalemate with two squads last week, before nally breaking out with a win. On Dec. 11 they hosted district rival Port St Joe, and the Lady Seahawks appeared to get off to a fast start when a would-be goal was disallowed with a controversial offsides call. The Lady Tiger Sharks went back and forth for the next 71 minutes, and the match ended in a scoreless tie. The tie kept Franklin County in the drivers seat in the district title race, said Coach Kelli Wright. I was disappointed on having that goal disallowed because we made a point to emphasize nishing crosses, which is where we have struggled. We dominated the match offensively but just couldnt put the ball in the goal, she said. The Lady Seahawks had 17 shots at the goal and could not convert. There were some shots that hit the posts and some the keeper made great saves on. Sophomore Katie Seger led with six shots on goal, followed by junior Gracyn Kirvin with four, and junior Jessica Shields with three. Senior Stephanie Marxsen, junior Adriana Reeder and eighth grader Allie Zingarelli each had one. Sophomore Macy Hunt had three saves in the match. On Dec. 13, the Lady Seahawks traveled to Panama City to face the Rutherford Rams. Midway through the rst half the Rams scored a goal, giving them a 1-0 lead. The Lady Seahawks hung tough during the game, playing strong defense. In the second half, Zingarelli assisted eighth grader Ali Kirvin to tie the match 1-1. They are the fastest team we have played and I thought our defense played well, said Wright. Macy Hunt came up with some great saves throughout the game. This was one of Macys best games and she made good decisions. Hunt nished with 12 saves. The only negative was forward Gracyn Kirvin sprained her ankle with two minutes left in the game, but she should be back after the break, said Wright. On Friday night, the Lady Seahawks hosted the Freeport Lady Bulldogs in their nal contest before breaking for the holidays. The Lady Seahawks put four goals in the net in the rst half. Three of the goals came off the foot of Ali Kirvin and the other rst half goal from Shields. They struck for three more goals in the second half of the match, for a 7-0 win. Ali Kirvin added another goal to give her four goals for the match. Shields also added two more goals to give her total of three goals. Also contributing to four of the goals were Seger and sixth grader Sophie Kirvin with two assists each. Hunt got her fth shutout of the season, and nished with six saves. CARRABELLE APALACHICOLA CARRABELLE APALACHICOLA SP O RTS www.apalachtimes.comThursday, December 20, 2012 APage 13SectionSeahawks tie twice, get win SLOW STARTBoys team regroups for district playDAVID ADLERSTEIN | the TimesSeahawk senior center David Butler positions himself for a rebound against West Gadsden.

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LocalA14 | The Times Thursday, December 20, 2012 FWC Wildlife Biologist Adam Warwick contacted Dr. Norm Griggs of the Shepherd Springs Animal Hospital in Crawfordville, who agreed to treat the bear pro bono. On Thursday evening, the cub was taken to the hospital where Griggs performed surgery to reset the bone and inserted a metal rod into the broken leg. The cub was nicknamed Thomas in honor of Copleys grandson. The surgery went well and Thomas was brought back to Copleys house to await release. Thomas was observed on Friday and Saturday. He was given dry dog food and a pan of water, and made rapid progress. Thomas and his family frequently visit several large oak trees in the vicinity of the accident. On Saturday evening, Warwick worked with Copley, his wife Terri, and the twins to take Thomas back to the site and place him at the edge of the woods in a cage. As if on cue, Thomass family appeared at dusk. We waited about an hour when the mother and the other cubs came out of the woods and went directly to the cage where the injured cub was being held, said Copley. They climbed on the cage snif ng all around. Adam and I slowly went to the cage, and pulled the cable releasing the injured cub Thomas. Making low grunting noises (he) ran straight into the woods where his mom and siblings were waiting. Adam and I watched all four bears for a while, then left so they could get to the acorns they were after. As if by a miracle, Thomas was successfully returned to his mother. Warwick said the bear is expected to avoid using the leg for two or three weeks and it will remain sore for a longer stretch. Griggs predicted a full recovery. Copley said the experience was thrilling for his entire family. The twins were ecstatic when Thomass mother emerged from the woods. He said Jackson and Thomas the grandson not the bear have both talked in the past about becoming wildlife ofcers, and the experience was educational for the pair, eighth graders at the Franklin County School. Copley said the cubs plight has generated a lot of interest in Carrabelle. He said he has been stopped by people who want to know Thomass condition. Several folks were concerned the bear would be euthanized. Everyone can rest easy. Against all odds, Thomas made it home safe and sound and hell probably look both ways before crossing the street again. He was never aggressive during the whole ordeal, Copley said. I cant even guess the odds of him making it back home. Copley and Warwick will be keeping an eye on Thomas over the rest of the winter. Right now he is easily recognizable because of his shaved leg. If you see him, give Ron Copley a call at 323-1017 and let him know if Thomas is on the mend. Rodney'sOyster Tongs Laminated Handles!CONTACT: (850) 653.3764 or (850) 323.1937 Apalachicola, FL SPONSORS March 9,10,11, 2012 CALL TO ALL VENDORS March 8, 9, 10, 2013The Bay County FairgroundsRegister now for booth space at the 2013 Home & Garden Expo in Panama City, FL. All vendors receive a FREE quarter-page ad in the ocial 2013 Home & Garden Expo program, reaching more than 80,000 adults in Bay and seven surrounding counties. For vendor application or information on the show:Call: 850-248-3976 orE-mail: expostradeshows@aol.com SIGN UP NOW & RECEIVE THE EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT SPACE IS LIMITED, SO RESERVE YOURS TODAY!For sponsorship information call:850-763-6587For additional advertising information in the ocial program of the 2013 Home & Garden Expo, contact The News Herald at 850-747-5000 CALL TO ALL VENDORS! NEW THIS YEAR! LOOKINGFOR SHABBYCHIC VENDORS! BILL MILLER REALTY850-697-3751 (3310) 570-0658400 + COMM. U.S. 98 & GULFADJ. TO LANARK MARINA 850K$29,500 $2,500 DOWN BUYS 2 BED APT. 2 6 ORRENT $500/MTH 2 B/R 1 BTH GULF VIEW HOME W/ FAMILY ROOM $70,000 C/B-3-1 2 COR. LOTS CITY $49,500 3/2D/W 2 COR. LOTS -CITY $42,500MIH 2 CRNRLOTS BLK. $ STORE REDUCED $49,500 2 AC-AT RIVER UTIL. IN -$39,500 Weems Medical Centers Family and Quick Care ServicesWeems Medical Center West 135 Avenue G Apalachicola, FL 850-653-8853 ext. 118 Weems Medical Center East 110 NE 5th Street Carrabelle, FL 850-697-2345 Family and Quick Care Services provided byEugene Charbonneau, D.O. Susan Hardin, A.R.N.P. Dana Whaley, A.R.N.P.Weems Medical Center East Rotating Specialty Care Services provided byJean-Paul Tran, M.D. from Southeastern Urological Center David Dixon, M.D. from North FL Womens Care Dermatology Associates of Tallahassee Jeffrey W. Crooms, M.D. General SurgeonOur mission is to improve the health status of the residents and visitors to Franklin County, By providing quality, compassionate, cost eective and convenient health care Through community leadership and in collaboration with other healthcare organizations Which serve our communities. BEAR from page A1 TERRI COPLEY | Special to the TimesGrandsons Thomas and Jackson Copley Subbarao help FWC Wildlife Technician Ron Copley to splint Thomas the bears leg.PHOTOS BY ADAM WARWICK | Special to the TimesLeft: Thomas, just prior to the bandage being removed and his being released. Right: Dr. Griggs shaves Thomas in preparation for surgery. Thomas and his mom before the accident.ROD GASCHE | Special to the Times

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LocalThe Times | A15Thursday, December 20, 2012 Cook at the sheriffs of ce investigations building. Saturdays confession followed numerous interviews by FDLE and Franklin County investigators, during which Sandra told several stories, which were later found to be false, Johnson wrote. The report says Loudermilk-Conkel told of cers that on the morning of Dec. 12, she and her mother had driven to 10 Mile Road west of Apalachicola, where a heated argument ensued. Loudermilk-Conkel told of cers that during the course of the argument, she gained access to her mothers 25-caliber handgun, which she used to shoot her mother. Sandra stated her mother was facing away from her when she red the shot. According to a Dec. 13 autopsy performed by the Leon County Medical Examiners Of ce, Green died as a result of more than 60 stab wounds and a single gunshot to the back of the head. Loudermilk-Conkel told investigators that after ring the shot, she began to stab her mother with a folding lock blade knife. Sandra could not remember how many times her mother was stabbed because she blacked out. Sandra stated she then drug Mrs. Green over a ledge at the end of 10 Mile Road and covered her body with debris. The sheriffs of ce said in a news release last week that around 1 p.m. Dec. 12, they received calls indicating a body had been spotted in the area of State Road 30A, 10 miles west of Apalachicola. That rugged stretch of beach at the end of 10 Mile Road, bordered by woods with thick undergrowth, is popular with net shermen, and people walking their dogs. Loudermilk-Conkel had been employed at Bay City Lodge, doing part-time piece work scaling sh, said Bay Citys owner Jimmy Mosconis. She had recently moved back to Apalachicola after living elsewhere for several years, and was married in Dec. 2002 to Gary J. Conkel, in Orange County. The marriage was dissolved in Sept. 2011. Loudermilk-Conkel had lived at her mothers house at 191 9th Street up until the time the house became uninhabitable after a kitchen re in early November. The house was built in late 2009 with the help of funding available through the State Housing Initiative Program. Green worked as a senior LPN at the Franklin Correctional Institution in Carrabelle. We are saddened and our hearts go out to her coworkers, her family especially, and the people in her community, said Misty Cash, deputy communications director for the FDOC. Green was known as an animal lover, and her large menagerie of more than 15 cats and three pit bull mixes are being rounded up by animal control of cers. They are hoping that, with the familys permission, they will be able to adopt out the animals. For more information, contact animal control at 670-4733. Greens vehicle, a red Kia Rio 4-door sedan which Loudermilk-Conkel was known to drive frequently, was seized and taken to the Tallahassee Regional Operations Center forensics lab. In addition, law enforcement of cials have subpoenaed Greens bank records. In a posting on her Facebook page, LoudermilkConkels younger sister, April Loudermilk, thanked the entire community for their expressions of prayer and love. This is a very hard time for me and Im trying so hard to be strong, wrote Loudermilk, who said her mom was planning to retire next month. She worked hard all her life to have and was going to nally be able to kick back. This demon Sandra that was once known as my sister took my mothers life. All my mother did was help her and this is how she repaid her, she wrote. I would give anything, anything to have her back in my life. When you lose someone it hurts! Loudermilk wrote. I just lost my father in May. It hurt, and still does, but it was from natural causes. My mom was robbed! My mom was my 83year-old grandmothers only child and she is really going through it as well, she wrote. Please continue to keep us in your prayers. Notice of VacancyFranklin County Tourist Development Council Board Member The Franklin County Tourist Development Council is composed of nine members appointed by the Franklin County Board of Commissioners. Anyone interested in being considered for this volunteer position is encouraged to send a letter of interest and qualifying resume to the FCTDC at the address below. This is a volunteer position with no nancial compensation. Board members are required to attend regular board meetings and are expected to participate in the Committee activities of the Board. Prospective applicants must be engaged in a tourist-related business and must be a resident of Franklin County. All members of the council shall be electors of the county. Interested persons should reply no later than February 1, 2013. A recommendation will be forwarded to the Franklin County Commission for their consideration. Applications may be submitted to: Franklin County Tourist Development Council P O Box 819 Apalachicola, Florida 32329 or via email attachment to fran@anaturalescape.com For further information, please call Fran Edwards at the FCTDC oce at 850-653-8678. CALL TODAY!653-8868 GET YOUR AD IN Trades & Services Laban Bontrager, DMD Monica Bontrager, DMD 12761 Pea Ridge Road Bristol, Florida 32321TELEPHONE (850) 643-5417 Bristol Dental ClinicDENTURE LAB ON PREMISESSame Day Service on Repairs and Relines Don Lively General Contractors LICENSED ANDINSURED 20 YEARSEXPERIENCE P.O. Box 439 Carrabelle, FL 32322 697-2783 or Mobile 566-2603RC0066499RG0065255 Carrabelle Visa, Discover, and American Express Honored at Participating Ace Stores JACKSONS Building Supplies & Auto Repair Carrabelle 697-3333 We Deliver AnywhereHardware and Paint Center J.J.s Tree Service, LLC Stump Grinder Licensed & Insured Call John : (850) 899-8432 ROBERTS APPLIANCE REPAIR ALL MAJOR BRANDS 18 Shadow Lane Apalachicola, FL 32320 Phone: (850) 653-8122 Cell: (850) 653-7654 JOES LAWN CARE IF ITS IN YOUR YARD LET JOE TAKE CARE OF IT FULL LAWN SERVICES, TREE TRIMMING AND REMOVALALSO CLEAN GUTTERS AND IRRIGATION INSTILLATION, PLANTING AND BEDDING AVAILABLE CALL JOE@ 850-323-0741 OR EMAIL JOES_LAWN @YAHOO.COM NOTICE TO BIDDERS The Franklin County Board of County Commissioners will be accepting separate sealed Request for Proposals for the following:SOLID WASTE TRANSFER STATION OPERATIONSSpecications are on le in the oce of the Franklin County Board of County Commissioners, 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, FL. 32320. Proposals must be received in the oce of the Franklin County Clerk of the Courts, 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, Florida 32320 by 4:30 P.M., EST, on December 31, 2012. Proposals must be clearly labeled for each separate proposal. The sealed proposals will be publicly open and read aloud at 10:00 A.M. EST, on January 02, 2013, in the County Commission Meeting Room located in the Franklin County Courthouse Annex. For further information contact Fonda D. Davis Sr., Director, Franklin County Solid Waste Department at (850) 670-8167. An original and one copy of each proposal shall be furnished in a sealed envelope or container, plainly marked SOLID WASTE TRANSFER STATION OPERATIONS. The owner reserves the right to waive any informality or to reject any or all proposals.ATTENTION BIDDERS: Franklin County is an equal opportunity employer and encourages participation with certied minority enterprises and womens businessenterprises. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA The property is reverting back into city hands because when the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve rst created its headquarters there, part of that property was donated by the city and part assembled by donations from private landowners. Now, its one big parcel, said Phillips. When funding became available for the new outreach ofce in Eastpoint, we spoke with the city and they said they would be interested. Because NOAA helped fund the creation of both buildings, in a 50-50 split with the state, it too has been brought into the mix. NOAA is interested in seeing it continue to serve the public, said Phillips. She said the Betty TaylorWebb, on behalf of the city, and DEP of cials have approved a survey completed by Robert Mills, of Baskerville-Donovan Inc., that details speci cs of where the boundaries would be. Phillips said the survey does not include any of the building or lands held by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services for its aquaculture building, which are held under a separate lease. Taylor-Webb has told city commissioners that several residents have approached her with creative ideas for use of the building, but no speci c proposals have yet been considered. The city is seeking to have the St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge relocate to the former ANERR site, but those talks have reached a stalemate. We had told GSA (General Services Administration) were not interested in it, said James Burnett, manager of the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. We ruled it out in its current con guration. It wouldnt work for us.DAVID ADLERSTEIN | the TimesThe former headquarters of the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve is seen. ANERR from page A1In November 2011, TDC revenues crossed the $30,000 mark for the rst time, totaling more than $34,000, for another 30 percent increase over the prior year. December 2011, typically the slowest tourist month of the year, saw a modest 8.3 increase over the prior year. But in January 2012, the monthly total crossed the $30,000 mark for the rst time, a 30 percent boost over the prior year. In February 2012, the county crossed the $50,000 mark for the rst time, amassing more than $52,000 in revenues, for a whopping 49 percent increase over the prior year. March 2012 was a modest 7.4 percent over the prior year, but April 2012 again established a milestone crossing the $80,000 mark for the rst time, and posting a nearly 16 percent increase over the prior year. May 2012 was the best such month ever, with revenues of more than $140,000, a nearly 55 percent hike over the prior year. But with June and July 2012 both in the $140,000 range, showing modest declines from the year prior, TDC of cials believe the summer 2012 discrepancies were based mostly on the fact that collectors of the tax have different schedules. August 2012 roared back by eclipsing the $90,000 mark for the rst time, its nearly $94,000 in receipts a 54.7 percent leap over the year prior. With the exception of a slight drop in the 2007-8 scal year, TDC revenues have increased every year since the tax was put into place in 2005, beginning with about $698,000 in its rst complete scal year of existence. TDC from page A1 DAUGHTER from page A1

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B16| The Times Thursday, December 20, 2012 CLASSIFIEDS 91443 IN THE COUNTY COURT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 2012-172-CA RIVERWALK CONDOMINIUM OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida Non-Profit Corporation, Plaintiff, vs. PAIGE F. KILLEEN, Defendant. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, pursuant to Plaintiffs Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-captioned action, I will sell the property situated in Franklin County, Florida, described as follows, to wit: Unit K of Riverwalk Condominiums, according to Declaration of Condominium, Covenants and Restrictions for Riverwalk Condominiums thereof recorded under Official Records Book 566, Page 220, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida; as amended by that certain Amended Declaration of Condominium, Covenants and Restrictions for Riverwalk Condominiums thereof recorded under Official Records Book 584, Pages 1-78, of the-Public Records of Franklin County, Florida; and Amendment to Master Declaration of Condominium, Covenants and Restrictions for Riverwalk Condominiums thereof recorded under Official Records Book 628, Pages 81-99, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida; and Amendment to Master Declaration of Condominium, Covenants and Restrictions for Riverwalk Condominiums thereof recorded under Official Records Book 635, Pages 548-552, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida, together with all appurtenances thereto. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash at Franklin County Court-house, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320 beginning at 11:00 a.m. EST, on the 16th day of January, 2013. If you are a subordinate lien holder claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the Clerk of Court no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim, you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. Notice to Persons With Disabilities: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrators office not later than seven days prior to the proceeding. MARCIA M. JOHNSON Clerk of the Circuit Court Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Timothy D. Padgett, Esq., Timothy D. Padgett, P.A. 2878 Remington Green Circle, Tallahassee, FL 32308 Ph: (850) 422-2520 Fax: (850) 422-2567 December 20, 27, 2012 89576T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION Case No. 11-000120CA TIB BANK, Plaintiff, v. APALACH CLASSIC SYSTEMS, INC., a Florida corporation; SALLY A. LEACH; GREGORY E. LEACH a/k/a GREGORY E. LEACH, M.D.; ADVANCED MEDICAL CENTER, LLC, a Florida limited liability company; LOGICAL INVESTMENTS, LLC, a Florida limited liability company; and ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS, WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; and UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure, dated September 25, 2012, and the Order Granting Plaintiffs Motion to Cancel and Reschedule Foreclosure Sale in the above-styled case in the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, I will, on January 9, 2013, at 11:00 a.m., sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the front door of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, in the city of Apalachicola, Florida, the following described real property: Parcel 1: Lots 1, 2 and the Southeast 30 feet of Lot 3, Block 52, of the City of Apalachicola, according to the map or plat thereof now in common use at the Clerk of the Circuit Court in Franklin County, Florida. Parcel 2: Northwest 30 feet of Lot 4, Northwest 46 feet of Lot 8, and all of Lots 5, 6 and 7, all in Block , of the City of Apalachicola, as per map or plat In common use on file at the Clerk of the Circuit Court in Franklin County, Florida. Parcel 3: The Southeast 30 feet of Lot 4 and the Northwest 30 feet of Lot 3, in Block 52, of the City of Apalachicola, as per map or plat in common use on file at the Clerk of the Circuit Court in Franklin County, Florida. IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. Dated on this 6th day of December, 2012. Marcia M. Johnson Clerk of the Circuit Court Franklin County, Florida Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk December 13, 20, 2012 89574T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.. 19-2012CA-000119 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE OF INDYMAC LOAN TRUST MORTGAGE BACKED CERTIFICATES SERIES 2005-L1 UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED JUNE 1, 2005, Plaintiff, v. IBRAHIM QUINONES; MARIANA PEREZ; JOEL QUINONES; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; MARINERS LANDING HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION PHASE II, LLC. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 27, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 19-2012-CA-000119 of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on 16th day of January, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. on the Front Lobby of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 10, MARINERS LANDING, PHASE II ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGES 19, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY FLORIDA Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. ATTENTION: PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Court Administrator Phone: (850) 577-4401 DATED AT APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA THIS 28TH DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2012. Marcia M. Johnson CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk December 13, 20, 2012 91271T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA PREMIER BANK, a Florida banking corporation Plaintiff, vs. JAMES F. WEATHERLY, JR. Defendant. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Default Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-captioned action, The Franklin County Clerk of Court will sell the property situated in Franklin County, Florida, described as follows, to-wit: Lot 2, Block 275, RIVERSIDE HEIGHTS, UNIT ONE, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page(s) 21, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Front Door of the Clerks office in the Courthouse of Franklin County, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 16th day of January, 2013. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNERS AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated this 28th day of November, 2012. Marcia M. Johnson Franklin County Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk December 13, 20, 2012 91265T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 19-2011-CA-000411 SEC.:_________ BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. DAVID STUDY A/K/A DAVID L. STUDY; KIMBERLEE L. STUDY; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; BLUEWATER-BAY PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 28, 2012, en tered in Civil Case No. 19-2011-CA-000411 of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on the 16th day of January, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. on the Front steps of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 27, BLUE WATER BAY, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 31 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Court Administrator FL Phone: (850)577-4401 If you are hearing or voice impaired, call Florida Relay Service, hearing 800-955-8771, voice 800-955-8770. DATED AT APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA THIS 28TH DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2012. MARCIA M. JOHNSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk December 13, 20, 2012 91297T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 19-2009-CA-000627 DIVISION: SUNTRUST BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. MELANIE JANE TURNER, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated November 27, 2012 and entered in Case NO. 19-2009-CA000627 of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for FRANKLIN County, Florida wherein SUNTRUST BANK, N.A., is the Plaintiff and ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; STANLEY W. BENECKI; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the FRONT DOOR of the FRANKLIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 33 MARKET STREET, APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 9th day of January, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: A PARCEL OF LAND IN THE NORTH 1/2 OF FRACTIONAL SECTION 11, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 4 WEST, ON DOG ISLAND, IN FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 36, IN DOG ISLAND SUBDIVISION UNIT NO. 4, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 23-24, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND FROM SAID POINT RUN NORTH 48 DEGREES 21 MINUTES WEST 298.70 FEET TO THE MEAN HIGH WATER LINE OF ST. GEORGE SOUND, THENCE FOLLOWING SAID MEAN HIGH WATER LINE NORTH 32 DEGREES 24 MINUTES EAST 269.28 FEET, THENCE FOLLOWING SAID MEAN HIGH WATER LINE NORTH 57 DEGREES 59 MINUTES EAST 403.56 FEET, THENCE FOLLOWING SAID MEAN HIGH WATER LINE NORTH 40 DEGREES 33 MINUTES EAST A DISTANCE OF 499.80 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE LANDS TO BE DESCRIBED: FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING RUN THENCE NORTH 40 DEGREES 33 MINUTES EAST ALONG SAID MEAN HIGH WATER LINE 99.96 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 45 DEGREES 40 MINUTES EAST A DISTANCE OF 423.70 FEET TO THE NORTHERLY LINE OF A PROPOSED 66 FOOT STREET, THENCE RUN 48 DEGREES 30 MINUTES WEST ALONG SAID ROAD A DISTANCE OF 100 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 45 DEGREES 40 MINUTES WEST A DISTANCE OF 409.83 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; BEING SHOWN AS LOT 12 IN BLOCK A ON AN UNRECORDED PLAT PREPARED BY R.C. BANNERMAN, JR., REGISTERED SURVEYOR, AND DESIGNATED AS DOG ISLAND, ADDITION TO UNIT 4. A/K/A LOT 12 BAY DRIVE, DOG ISLAND, FL 32322 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on November 28, 2012. Marcia M. Johnson Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk **See Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Mr. Doug Smith, Office of Court Administration, Leon County Courthouse, 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301, Phone: 850577-4401, Fax: 850487-7947 F09105924 December 13, 20, 2012 91355T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF SECOND THE JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 11-000440-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, an Arkansas banking corporation, successor in interest to Wakulla Bank, Plaintiff, vs. Archon Construction Co. LLC, a Florida limited liability company, and James F. Weatherly, Jr., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 27, 2012, in the abovestyled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Front Door of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market St., Apalachicola, FL 32320 at 11:00 a.m. on January 9, 2013, the following described property: LOTS 1 & 2, BLOCK 52 (9) OF KELLYS ADDITION TO THE CITY OF CARRABELLE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE(S) 20, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. Dated: November 28, 2012. Marcia Johnson Clerk of Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk December 13, 20, 2012 91417T IN THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 10-454-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, as successor in interest to COASTAL COMMUNITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. JAMES W. SMITH, JR., and SISBRO INVESTMENT CORPORATION, a Georgia corporation, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 27, 2012, and entered in Civil Action No. 2010-000454-CA of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein the parties were the plaintiff, CENTENNIAL BANK, as successor in interest to Coastal Community Bank, and the Defendants, JAMES W. SMITH, JR., and SISBRO INVESTMENT CORPORATION, a Georgia corporation, I will sell to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on the 9th day of January, 2013, at the front door foyer on the second floor of the Franklin County Courthouse, Apalachicola, Florida, the following-described real property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: Lot 12, Block 74, of ST. GEORGE ISLAND GULF BEACHES UNIT NO. 5, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3 at page 17 of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. The successful bidder at the sale will be required to place the requisite state documentary stamps on the Certificate of Title. DATED this 28th day of November, 2012. Honorable MARCIA JOHNSON Clerk of the Court Franklin County, Florida By: /s Michele Maxwell As Deputy Clerk December 13, 20, 2012 91403T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 192009CA 000612CAXXXX SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, vs. DANIEL D. GRIFFIN; SARAH A. MACMILLAN; UNKNOWN TENANT(S); AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED AS NOMINEE FOR SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC.; PICKETTS LANDING HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on April 24, 2012, and the Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale entered on November 27, 2012, in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Franklin County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Franklin County, Florida, described as: UNIT 3, BLOCK D OF PICKETTS LANDING, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 7, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA a/k/a 1302 PICKETTS LANDING COURT, CARRABELLE, FL 32322 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the front door of the courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320, Franklin County, Florida, at eleven oclock a.m., on February 6, 2013 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 50 days after the sale. Dated at Apalachicola, Florida, this 27th day of November, 2012. Marcia Johnson Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk December 13, 20, 2012 91491T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 192009CA000061 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. CHARLES B. MITCHELL, ET AL Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment in Foreclosure dated November 26, 2012 and entered in Case No. 192009CA 000061 of the Circuit Court of the 2ND Judicial Circuit in and for FRANKLIN County, Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION is Plaintiff and CHARLES B. MITCHELL; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CHARLES B. MITCHELL, IF ANY, N/K/A PATTY MITCHELL; ST. GEORGE PLANTATION OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; all unknown parties claiming by, through, under or against the named defendants, whether living or not, and whether said unknown parties claims as heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, or in any other capacity, claiming by, through under or against the named Defendants are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the ON THE FRONT STEPS OF THE COURTHOUSE. of the FRANKLIN County Courthouse, in FRANKLIN County, Florida, at 11:00 AM, on the 16th day of January, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 4, RESORT VILLAGE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 8 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. Street Address: LOT 4 RESORT VILLAGE, SAINT GEORGE ISLAND, FLORIDA 32328 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must tile, a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the Court this 6th day of December, 2012 Marcia M. Johnson Clerk of Court Michele Maxwell As Deputy Clerk If you are an individual with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding or other court service, program, or activity, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to provisions of certain assistance. Request for accommodation may be presented on this form, in another written format, or orally. Please complete the attached form and return it to: Susan Wilson, ADA Coordinator 301 South Monroe Street Tallahassee, FL 32301 850.577.4430 as far in advance as possible, but preferably at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance or other court activity. Submitted by: MOSKOWITZ, MANDELL, SALIM & SIMOWITZ, P.A. 800 Corporate Drive, Suite 500 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334 December 20, 27, 2012 91537T IN THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No: 11-000004-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, successor in interest to APALACHICOLA STATE BANK a division of COASTAL COMMUNITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. BRIAN E. SYSKA a/k/a BRIAN EMIL SYSKA a/k/a BRYAN E. SYSKA; et al, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 27, 2012, and entered in Civil Action No. 11-000004 CA of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein the parties were the Plaintiff, CENTENNIAL BANK, successor in interest to APALACHICOLA STATE BANK, a division of COASTAL COMMUNITY BANK, and the Defendants, BRIAN E. SYSKA a/k/a

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Applicants must hold current teaching certi cate and have experience in the primary grades. The position will begin January 2, 2012. ABC School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please send resumes to: Chimene Johnson, ABC School, 98 12th Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320, fax: 850-653-1857 or email: elizabethkirvin@aol.com EASTERN SHIPBUILDING GROUP MORE THAN A JOB A FUTURE!LONG TERM WORKan aggressive leader in the Marine Industry, located in Panama City, FL has the following opportunities for skilled craftsmen:PIPEFITTERS PIPE WELDERS SHIPFITTERS STRUCTURAL WELDERS X-RAY WELDERS ELECTRICIANSCompetitive wages DOE, and a comprehensive bene ts package including: Company paid health, dental, and life insurance, 401(k), attendance & safety bonuses. Normal work week to include overtime. Quali ed craftsmen should apply in person: Mon-Fri, 8am-12pm 1pm4:30 pmHUMAN RESOURCES (2 Locations): 13300 Allanton Rd., Panama City, FL 32404 and 134 S. East Ave., Panama City, FL 32401Applications are also accepted at our East Ave Of ce Saturdays, 8am-12pm.(850) 522-7400, ext. 2285, 2322, or 2302 Fax: (850) 874-0208EOE/Drug Free Workplace BRIAN EMIL SYSKA a/k/a BRYAN E. SYSKA; et al, I will sell to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on the 9th day of January, 2013, at the front door foyer on the second floor of the Franklin County Courthouse, Apalachicola, Florida, the followingdescribed real property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: PARCEL I: Lot 45, Lakes on the Bluff, according to the plat thereof recorded in the public records of Franklin County, Florida, at Plat Book 8, Pages 33, 34 and 35 PARCEL II: Lot 46, Lakes on the Bluff, according to the plat thereof recorded in the public records of Franklin County, Florida, in Plat Book 8, Pages 33, 34 and 35 PARCEL III: Commence at the Southwest corner of the Northeast Quarter of Section 31, Township 8 South, Range 6 West, Franklin County, Florida and run North 00 East 445.75 feet to a concrete monument lying on the southerly right-of-way boundary of U.S. Highway No. 98, thence run North 87 East along said right-of-way boundary 104.09 feet to a re-rod (marked #4261) for the point of beginning. From said Point of Beginning continue North 87 East along said rightof-way boundary 124.30 feet to an iron pipe, thence leaving said right-of-way boundary run South 00 West 126.24 feet to an iron pipe lying on the northerly right-of-way boundary of State Road No. S-65, thence run South 60 West along said northerly right-ofway boundary 142.51 feet to a re-rod (marked #4261), thence leaving said right-of-way boundary run North 00 East 189.83 feet to the Point of Beginning Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. The successful bidder at the sale will be required to place the requisite state documentary stamps on the Certificate of Title. DATED this 13th day of December, 2012. Honorable MARCIA JOHNSON Clerk of the Court Franklin County, FL By: Michele M As Deputy Clerk December 20, 27, 2012 8 week old Pug Puppies, 3 black and 1 fawn First shots included $200 call 850-720-1117 Heritage V illas of Apalachicola Apartments Now accepting applications for 2BR Some rental assistance may be available. Call 850-653-9277. TDD/ TTY 711. This institution is an equal opportunity provider & employer. Carrabelle Cove ApartmentsTaking Applications Now Available: 1, 2 and 3 br, Handicap Apts. Laundry facilities on site, W/S included in rent, CH&A and window coverings provided. On site management Office. Rental assistance available. Income restrictions apply, reasonable accommodation. Carrabelle Cove Apartments 807 Gray Ave #33 Carrabelle, Fl 32322 850-697-2017 TDD711 This institution is an equal opportunity provider & employerText FL29928 to 56654 Heritage V illas of Apalachicola Apartments Now accepting applications for 2BR Handicap accessible unit. Some rental assistance may be available. Call 850-653-9277. TDD/ TTY 711. This institution is an equal opportunity provider & employer. St. GeorgeIsland $175/wk, elec, satellite, garbage incl. Pool tbl. 12 X 65 deck. Beautiful view! 850-653-5319 Carrabelle House for RENT4 bedroom, 2 bath split level home (unfurnished). $800$850 monthly. Clean and in great shape. Call 850-323-1744. Text Fl35319 to 56654 East Point Carrabelle 900 Square ft designer 1bedroom, open plan, Jacuzzi, washer & dryer, satellite, secluded, 1/2 mile from beach. $440/month. Call 954-816-7004 Text FL22547 to 56654 5 Acres located on Patty Lane, in Eastpoint, for more information Call 850-653-5939 ToPlace Your Classified ad inCall Our New Numbers Now!Call: 850-747-5020 Toll Free: 800-345-8688 Fax: 850-747-5044 Email: thestar@pcnh.com thetimes@pcnh.com theAPALACHICOLA & CARRABELLETIMES CALLOURNEWNUMBERSNOW CALLOURNEWNUMBERSNOW

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LocalA18 | The Times Thursday, December 20, 2012By EMILY SPINDLERSpecial to The Times First, it was 1966 and TV viewers across America tuned in to see Boris Karloff narrate and star in the cartoon version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. We all agreed watching that was a great experience, especially seeing that famous evil grin. And then, 2000 rolled around and Jim Carrey creeped us all out. But on Dec. 13, a new and improved version of this Christmas wonder had its opening night at The Nest after-school program in Eastpoint. Starring Stephen Smith and his trusty dog/reindeer Max (aka Porter Smith), a receptive audience watched as the Grinch Pooh-Poohed the Whos, stole many presents (including a drum bigger than Max), tricked cute little Cindy Lou (aka Adia Siler), and thankfully, to our great relief, had a change of heart. Our Who readers Rileigh Boatwright, Brittani Bouzemann, Alondra Jimenez, Morgan Malone, Jennifer Owens, Siler, Emily Smith, Jocelyn Webb, Shasta Whitnauer and JJ Whitted did a fantastic job telling this classic story. Besides their great reading skills, they had on some seriously fabulous costumes that would make any New York fashion designer consider traveling to Franklin County for ideas. These whimsically clad Whos added the perfect touch to our carefully created backdrop of a Grinch-tree forest, Who-ville, and Cindy Lous living room. Of course, we already knew the message of this production, but it is always appropriate to hear and take to heart that maybe Christmas doesnt come from a store. Maybe, perhaps, Christmas means a bit more. Thanks to these young and upcoming actors and actresses for reminding us of the true meaning of Christmas! Directly following the play, the rst ever Nest Chorus made their holiday debut singing a variety of classic and not-so-classic Christmas songs. Morgan Anderson, Boatwright, Bouzemann, Alex Howard, Jimenez, Lynzi Kelley, Malone, OShawn Moore, KT Nessly, Owens, Cole Polous, Jaydann Richards, Shelby Rotella, Chandler Sanders, Alexis Webb, Webb, Whitnauer and Audry Yowell rocked out to Rudolph, had some super soloists in Twelve Days of Christmas and nished up with All I Want for Christmas is You, Winters Carol, and Christmas Canon. We are all wowed by Alondra Jimenezs mastery of a tricky solo, and site director Emily Spindler (and most likely everyone else) was very impressed with the perfect three-part harmony in Christmas Canon. We think all the students sounded beautiful, and look forward to more choruses in the future. Bringing the evening to a nal close was our Sound and Light show, led by Adrian West and his science students. His class spent hours putting up lights, re-taping lights and more lights. These lights ashed and danced in time to holiday music, and the chorus broke into a little impromptu singing. We thank Stephen Malone for opening our program with an upbeat Christmas rap and the parents who attended our parent night, and all the children who participated. Emily Spindler is site director of the Eastpoint Nest after-school program. Real Estate PicksOur local real estate experts have identied what they feel are the best values around and are oering them to you in Real Estate Picks! (In this section), Discover the best real estate values in Mexico Beach, Port St. Joe, Apalachicola, Cape San Blas, St. George Island, Carrabelle and surrounding areas. Best Values on the Forgotten Coast SELL YOUR LISTINGS HERE! Only $35 per week per listing Minimum 2 ads per week or 1 ad for 2 weeks Contact Joel or Kari for details: (850)814-7377 or (850)227-7847SOLD John Shelby, Broker 800-344-7570 850-927-4777 www.sgirealty.comMLS# 247279$369,000St. George Island2ND TIER GULF VIEW Dawg Daze 4 BR, 3 BA, Heated Pool, Florida room off living room opens to decks overlooking John Shelby, Broker 800-344-7570 850-927-4777 www.sgirealty.comMLS# 245232$89,000St. George IslandHIGH & DRY 3RD TIER LOTLocated on the north side of Gulf Beach Drive and only two lots from the corner for easy beach access on 11th Street. Scrub Oaks line the road side of this lot creating privacy, but offers an open expanse of high sandy ground. Excellent building site. REQUEST FOR PROPOSALSThe Franklin County Board of County Commissioners will receive proposals until Marcia M. Johnson Clerk of Circuit Court 33 Market Street, Suite 203 Apalachicola, Florida 32320 (850) 653-8861, Ext. 100 For the furnishing of the following legal services: 1.An hourly rate for the furnishing of legal services, advice, attendance at meetings, and for legal correspondence for the Franklin County Board of County Commissioners for all non-legal services; and for all of its litigation Agency. 2. All proposals will include the following: 1.Complete Resume 2.Experience in County, State, and Governmental Law 3.Experience in Administrative Law 4.Experience in Civil Law 5.Number of years in trial practice 6.Appellate experience 7.Litigation experience 8.Support 9.Price All proposals shall be from members in good standing with the Florida Bar. Please provide seven copies of this proposal. Franklin County reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals, with orwithout cause, to waive technicalities, or to accept proposals which, in its sole judgmentbest serve the needs of Franklin County. The Franklin County Board of County Commissioners will review all proposals at an open meeting to be scheduled. Those All proposals will be marked on the outside of the sealed envelope: LEGAL PROPOSAL. PUBLIC NOTICENOTICE OF INTENT IS GIVEN THAT FRANKLIN COUNTY WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING ON JANUARY 15, 2013 AT 11:00 A.M. TO CONSIDER ADOPTING AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE EXISTING FIRE PROTECTION AND RESCUE SERVICES MUNICIPAL BENEFIT UNIT ORDINANCES FOR THE PURPOSE OF CREATING SEVEN SEPARATE FIRE PROTECTION AND RESCUE SERVICESDISTRICTS IN FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA AND TO AUTHORIZE THE GOVERNING BODY TO AUTHORIZE FIRE PROTECTION AND RESCUE SERVICE ASSESSMENTS WITHIN THE DISTRICTSTHAT MAY DIFFER FROM DISTRICT TO DISTRICT BASED ON THE COST OF PROVIDING FIRE PROTECTION AND RESCUE SERVICES WITHIN EACH DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that on January 15, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. (ET) at 34 Forbes Street, Apalachicola, Florida at the Courthouse Annex, the Franklin County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider adopting an ordinance captioned as follows: AN ORDINANCE AMENDINGORDINANCE 96-8 TO CREATE A MUNICIPAL SERVICE BENEFIT DISTRICT PURSUANT TO SECTION125.01OF THE FLORIDA STATUTE FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING FIRE PROTECTION AND RESCUE SERVICES,CREATING SEVEN FIRE AND RESCUE DISTRICTS AND THEIR BOUNDARIES, PROVIDING A PURPOSE; PROVIDING A TERM OF THE UNIT, PROVIDING A GOVERNING BODY, PROVIDING FOR FIRE PROTECTION AND RESCUE SERVICE ASSESSMENTS; PROVIDING THAT FIRE PROTECTION AND RESCUE SERVICE ASSESSMENTS MAY DIFFER AMONG THE DISTRICTS BASED ON THE REASONABLE COST OF PROVIDING FIRE PROTECTION AND RESCUE SERVICES WITHIN EACH FIRE AND RESCUE DISTRICT, COLLECTIONS AND FUND, PROVIDING FOR CONTRACTINGFOR SERVICES, PROVIDING SEVERABILITY AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE, AND AMENDING ORDINANCE 98-8 WHICH PROVIDED FOR EXPIRATION AND RENEWAL OF LIENS ASSESSED AGAINST PROPERTY AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE A copy of the proposed ordinance is on with the of Court, 33 Street, cola, Florida and may be viewed there.Interested Persons may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. Any party who may wish to appeal the decision made at this public hearing is responsible for making a verbatim transcript of the hearing. Those persons requiring assistance to attend the meeting must call deputy clerk Michael Moron at 850-653-8861 x100 at least three business days before the meeting to make arrangements. PHOTOS BY DESPINA WILLIAMS | Special to The TimesThe Nest chorus lent their pipes to traditional Christmas carols as well as modern songs like Tori Amos Winters Carol. Right: Brothersister duo Emily Smith (Who No. 5) and Stephen Smith (the Grinch) demonstrated that acting chops run in the family. Nesters perform How the Grinch Stole Christmas